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back matter

noun, Printing.
1.
the parts of a book that appear after the main text, as bibliography, index, and appendixes.
Also called end matter.
Compare front matter.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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Examples for back matter
  • The back matter features a map showing each site's location, historical information, and a brief history of the photographs.
  • All of these are noted in the back matter of the report.
  • Included in the back matter is a biography and bibliography.
British Dictionary definitions for back matter

back matter

noun
1.
the parts of a book, such as the index and appendices, that follow the main text Also called end matter
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