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postscript

[pohst-skript, pohs-] /ˈpoʊstˌskrɪpt, ˈpoʊs-/
noun
1.
a paragraph, phrase, etc., added to a letter that has already been concluded and signed by the writer.
2.
any addition or supplement, as one appended by a writer to a book to supply further information.
Origin
1515-1525
1515-25; < Latin postscrīptum, neuter past participle of postscrībere to write after
Related forms
subpostscript, noun

PostScript

[pohst-skript, pohs‐] /ˈpoʊstˌskrɪpt, ˈpoʊs‐/
Trademark.
1.
a page description language using scalable fonts that can be printed on a variety of appropriately equipped devices, including laser printers and professional-quality imagesetters.
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Examples for postscript
  • Nowhere is this better shown than in the postscript habit.
  • Here's the link to the abstract, from where a postscript can be downloaded.
  • postscript version of the latest draft of the trop fold paper.
  • However all of the many fonts of postscript are available when this format is selected.
British Dictionary definitions for postscript

postscript

/ˈpəʊsˌskrɪpt; ˈpəʊst-/
noun
1.
a message added at the end of a letter, after the signature
2.
any supplement, as to a document or book
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin postscribere to write after, from post- + scribere to write
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Word Origin and History for postscript
postscript
1523, from L. post scriptum "written after," from neuter pp. of L. postscribere "write after," from post "after" + scribere "to write" (see script).
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postscript in Technology
language, text, graphics
A page description language based on work originally done by John Gaffney at Evans and Sutherland in 1976, evolving through "JaM" ("John and Martin", Martin Newell) at XEROX PARC, and finally implemented in its current form by John Warnock et al. after he and Chuck Geschke founded Adobe Systems, Inc. in 1982.
PostScript is an interpreted, stack-based language (like FORTH). It was used as a page description language by the Apple LaserWriter, and now many laser printers and on-screen graphics systems. Its primary application is to describe the appearance of text, graphical shapes, and sampled images on printed or displayed pages.
A program in PostScript can communicate a document description from a composition system to a printing system in a device-independent way.
PostScript is an unusually powerful printer language because it is a full programming language, rather than a series of low-level escape sequences. (In this it parallels Emacs, which exploited a similar insight about editing tasks). It is also noteworthy for implementing on-the fly rasterisation, from Bezier curve descriptions, of high-quality fonts at low (e.g. 300 dpi) resolution (it was formerly believed that hand-tuned bitmap fonts were required for this task).
PostScript's combination of technical merits and widespread availability made it the language of choice for graphical output until PDF appeared.
The Postscript point, 1/72 inch, is slightly different from other point units.
An introduction (http://cs.indiana.edu/docproject/programming/postscript/postscript.html).
["PostScript Language Reference Manual" ("The Red Book"), Adobe Systems, A-W 1985].
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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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