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afterword

[af-ter-wurd, ahf-] /ˈæf tərˌwɜrd, ˈɑf-/
noun
1.
a concluding section, commentary, etc., as of a book, treatise, or the like; closing statement.
Compare foreword.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; after + word
Can be confused
afterward, afterword.
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Examples for afterword
  • Consider this little afterword the start of another conversation for another day.
  • Retribution is called for, and its afterword, tragedy.
  • They always had as a preface or afterword the text of an obscenity decision in which the book was exonerated and art extolled.
British Dictionary definitions for afterword

afterword

/ˈɑːftəˌwɜːd/
noun
1.
an epilogue or postscript in a book, etc
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Word Origin and History for afterword
afterword
1890, a Saxonist subsitute for epilogue; from after + word.
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