One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An item of additional material, typically omissions, added at the end of a book or other publication.
appendix, codicil, postscript, afterword, tailpiece, rider, coda, supplement, accompanimentView synonyms
- ‘This section is little more than an addendum to the rest of the book and would not be missed.’
- ‘For those of you who haven't read the Act itself, the document is a fragmented mess of addenda, revisions, and additions to the U.S. Civil Code.’
- ‘It had an addendum page printed in blue, with some late-breaking news.’
- ‘The cover has changed, the map of Egypt is missing, and additions and corrections have been placed as an addendum on page 205 instead of directly in the text.’
- ‘Many of these excerpts have not previously been published, and they include a major addition to his literary corpus - a 52-page manuscript addendum to Nabokov's most important Russian novel, The Gift.’
- ‘He welcomes any professional updates or addenda to his primer.’
- ‘But he added after pressure from Mr Gray: ‘We will be publishing those figures as a addendum by the end of March.’’
- ‘This addendum accomplishes several rhetorical tasks at once.’
- ‘Ashley emailed me this morning with a list of errata and addenda.’
- ‘For the articles that appeared in the earlier edition, addenda include the new data that is available; only a handful of the original articles were rewritten.’
- ‘If I source one in the future, I will publish an addendum to this review.’
- ‘There are concluding addenda, appendices, and a thankfully comprehensive index.’
- ‘In addition, the paper comes with an on-line addendum of about 100 pages, although this is unfigured and largely concerns the cladistic analysis.’
- ‘These texts, along with genealogical charts, photographs of manuscript leaves, and other useful addenda add to the overall scholarly nature of the collection.’
- ‘Would it help matters if I published your addendum?’
- ‘At the end of the column, an addendum will list several royal recipes for you to try.’
- ‘With most products, the crucial information on commission, which the IFA is required to reveal, comes as an addendum at the end of a 12-page document.’
- ‘Just a few months before his death on 29 June 1988, he wrote an addendum to his early essay ‘Two Theological Languages,’ which was being republished.’
- ‘When I get around to reading the book, perhaps I'll make a small addendum to this review.’
- ‘He tackles his subject in six chapters supplemented by addenda from other scholars.’
The radial distance from the pitch circle of a cogwheel, worm wheel, etc., to the crests of the teeth or ridges.Compare with dedendum
Late 17th century: Latin, ‘that which is to be added’, gerundive of addere (see add).
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