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A woman seldom writes her mind but in her postscript.
Richard Steele

Meaning of "postscript" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD POSTSCRIPT

From Late Latin postscribere to write after, from post- + scribere to write.
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PRONUNCIATION OF POSTSCRIPT

postscript  [ˈpəʊsˌskrɪpt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF POSTSCRIPT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Postscript is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES POSTSCRIPT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Postscript

A postscript is writing added after the main body of a letter or other body of writing. The term comes from the Latin post scriptum, an expression meaning "written after". A postscript may be a sentence, a paragraph, or occasionally many paragraphs added to, often hastily and incidentally, after the signature of a letter or the main body of an essay or book. In a book or essay, a more carefully composed addition is called an afterword. An afterword, not usually called a postscript, is written in response to critical remarks on the first edition. The word "postscript" has, poetically, been used to refer to any sort of addendum to some main work, even if it is not attached to a main work, as in Søren Kierkegaard's book titled Concluding Unscientific Postscript. Sometimes, when additional points are made after the first postscript, abbreviations such as PSS, PPS and PPPS are used, though only PPS has somewhat common usage.

Definition of postscript in the English dictionary

The definition of postscript in the dictionary is a message added at the end of a letter, after the signature. Other definition of postscript is any supplement, as to a document or book.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH POSTSCRIPT


adscript
ˈædˌskrɪpt
conscript
ˈkɒnskrɪpt
coscript
kəʊˈskrɪpt
crypt
krɪpt
decrypt
diːˈkrɪpt
encrypt
ɪnˈkrɪpt
gripped
ɡrɪpt
JavaScript
ˈdʒɑːvəˌskrɪpt
manuscript
ˈmænjʊˌskrɪpt
nondescript
ˈnɒndɪˌskrɪpt
prescript
ˈpriːskrɪpt
proscript
ˈprəʊˌskrɪpt
rescript
ˈriːˌskrɪpt
ripped
rɪpt
script
skrɪpt
subscript
ˈsʌbskrɪpt
superscript
ˈsuːpəˌskrɪpt
tapescript
ˈteɪpˌskrɪpt
transcript
ˈtrænskrɪpt
typescript
ˈtaɪpˌskrɪpt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE POSTSCRIPT

postrace
postrecession
postretirement
postrider
postriot
postromantic
postscenium
postseason
postsecondary
postshow
poststimulation
poststimulus
poststrike
poststructuralism
poststructuralist
postsurgical
postsynaptic
postsync
postsynchronization
postsynchronize

WORDS THAT END LIKE POSTSCRIPT

accept
adopt
attempt
concept
Egypt
examination script
except
film script
Gothic script
kept
nonreceipt
opt
pt
receipt
sales receipt
sept
shooting script
slipt
till receipt
VAT receipt

Synonyms and antonyms of postscript in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «POSTSCRIPT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «postscript» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of postscript

Translation of «postscript» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF POSTSCRIPT

Find out the translation of postscript to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of postscript from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «postscript» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

> 附言
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

posdata
570 millions of speakers

English

postscript
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उपसंहार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حاشية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

постскриптум
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pós-escrito
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পুনশ্চ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

post-scriptum
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Postscript
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Nachschrift
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

追伸
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

추신
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Postscript
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phần viết thêm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிற்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पोस्टस्क्रिप्ट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dipnot
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

poscritto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

PostScript
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

постскриптум
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

post-scriptum
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υστερόγραφο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

PostScript
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

postscript
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

postscript
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of postscript

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «POSTSCRIPT»

The term «postscript» is quite widely used and occupies the 30.421 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «POSTSCRIPT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about postscript

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3 QUOTES WITH «POSTSCRIPT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word postscript.
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Jim Diamond
In postscript let's just say that I am very fortunate cause I've gotten to work with a lot of great bands!
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Gary Krist
Let's start at the very end: The postscript of Stephen King's 'On Writing' contains some of the most harrowing pages he has ever written. It's here that King describes the traffic accident that nearly killed him in June 1999.
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Richard Steele
A woman seldom writes her mind but in her postscript.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «POSTSCRIPT»

Discover the use of postscript in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to postscript and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Communist Postscript
A provocative essay on the relationship between communism, philosophy and language.
Boris Groĭs, 2009
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PostScript
Linda Andrews is trying to raise her 10-year-old gifted musician son on a waitress salary.
Jamie Karris, 2006
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Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical ...
Written as an afterword to this work, Concluding Unscientific Postscript is on one level a philosophical jest, yet on another it is Climacus's characterization of the subjective thinker's relation to the truth of Christianity.
Søren Aabye Kierkegaard, Howard Vincent Hong, Edna Hatlestad Hong, 1992
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Capitalism: With a New Postscript on the Financial Crisis ...
Now with a substantial new postscript on the financial crisis This book provides a basic introduction to the 'nuts and bolts' of capitalism.
Geoffrey Ingham, 2013
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Kierkegaard's 'Concluding Unscientific Postscript': A ...
These 2010 essays written by international Kierkegaard scholars offer a plurality of critical approaches to this fundamental text of existential philosophy.
Rick Anthony Furtak, 2010
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Postscript from Pemberley: The Acclaimed Pride and Prejudice ...
" Book News "Truly a masterpiece that any Austen fan would enjoy." Beverly Wong, author of Pride & Prejudice Prudence This is the seventh in the bestselling Jane Austen sequel series The Pemberley Chronicles from Rebecca Ann Collins.
‎2009
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Programming the Display PostScript system with X
This book explains how to write applications that describe information for the screen and printer using the Display PostScript system.
Adobe Systems, 1993
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Postscript language reference manual
This book offers the most comprehensive coverage of the entire PostScript language, including recent Language Level 3 extensions.
Adobe Systems, 1985
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A Postscript to the Letter, on Libels, Warrants, &c: In ...
On the trial of John Wilkes for libel, with an answer to Charles Lloyd's Defence of the majority in the House of Commons.
Father of Candor (pseud.), John Almon, 1765
10
Becoming a Self: A Reading of Kierkegaard's Concluding ...
This is an eminently successful piece of work and just the sort of thing we have come to expect from Merold Westphal.
Merold Westphal, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «POSTSCRIPT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term postscript is used in the context of the following news items.
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BCMG/Ollu review – consummate expertise with teeming, tangled …
... but spiky, note-for-note transcriptions for ensemble, to which Schöllhorn has added his own postscript and tribute, La Treizième, made up of a ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
For Dodgers and Angels, some July trades have worked and some …
Never mind the postscript — the sparring over a new contract, the suspension for violating baseball's drug policy, the sour attitude — no ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
3
'True Detective' Recap: A Plastic Doll with a Fresh Coat of Paint
Postscript: Boston-area readers should check out True Defective at ImprovBoston, a pitch perfect improvised parody of this show's weirdness, ... «Decider, Jul 15»
4
Emotional Nudity: James Ponsoldt on 'The End of the Tour'
The script did actually have a postscript that said something to the extent of, and I'm paraphrasing, “Rolling Stone decided not to publish David ... «Crave Online, Jul 15»
5
Kris 'best dressed' at SONA
... styling for me by @booyap and @kimmyyap.” In her postscript, Kris wrote, “My brooch holding the pañuelo in place was my Mom's.” ... «The Manila Times, Jul 15»
6
Israeli War Hero Moshe Dayan's Personal Archive of Letters Related …
Dayan signs the letter ”Yours faithfully – Moshe Dayan” and initials a postscript reading, ”P.S. The enclosed report I sent to Jewish Agency to be ... «Jewish Business News, Jul 15»
7
New formula tells us how many homers Sammy Sosa should have
And thanks for the postscript: ''This will never be settled and will remain a festering puncture wound to the game of baseball for generations to ... «Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 15»
8
If You Own This Expensive Asset, It's Time to Sell
Postscript: after four days on the rails, the TransCanada eased into Vancouver station. Luggage was off-loaded. Cabin stewards were thanked. «Daily Reckoning - Australian Edition, Jul 15»
9
Almost 30 years after his death, novelist and his wife get a …
While Duncan's words in his last novel have influenced Barron's life, it was the lawyer who offered one last postscript. "Tom, I don't know who ... «Las Cruces Sun-News, Jul 15»
10
Commentary: We all added a slice to controversial video
Everything else is postscript. The Rev. Dr. David Gushee is Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and director of the Center for ... «Albany Times Union, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Postscript [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/postscript>. Jul 2019 ».
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