back matter


Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms.

back matter

n.
Material, such as an index or appendix, that follows the main body of a book. Also called end matter.

back matter

n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the parts of a book, such as the index and appendices, that follow the main text. Also called: end matter

back′ mat`ter


n.
the parts of a book that appear after the main text, as bibliography, index, and appendixes.
[1945–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.back matter - written matter following the main text of a bookback matter - written matter following the main text of a book
matter - written works (especially in books or magazines); "he always took some reading matter with him on the plane"
addendum, supplement, postscript - textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end
index - an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed
References in periodicals archive ?
Teens writing reports or assembling presentations will also find a lengthy bibliography of sources in the back matter, although the lack of parenthetical references within the text may make it difficult to locate the specific articles or resources referenced in a given chapter.
Please submit according to the specifications detailed in the Guidelines for Submission in the back matter of this issue.
In addition to the fine studies found in the chapters, the volume has valuable resources among its back matter.
The online library contains the full text of all books in the collection, including the front and back matter.
The back matter starts out with a firstperson statement by Kessler ("All my translations from the Finnish, Hungarian, Persian, Bulgarian and Serbian are the result of collaborations," sometimes with the respective author, sometimes with "native scholars").
For example, perhaps on the theory--axiomatic among lexicographers--that hardly anyone reads front and back matter, Oxford has kept these sections minimal.
Nebraska added a brilliant translation by Linda Coverdale, a handsome cover, and useful and interesting front and back matter, including the glossary, d jobbers songs, and anecdotes and assorted sketches that didn't make it into the final version.
The absence of a concluding biography and index was doubtless a space consideration, but there is another feature within the back matter.
The main body of printed or written matter on a page, or the principal part of a book exclusive of front and back matter.
In addition to essential nonfiction book features such as a table of contents, glossary, and index, Lightning Bolt Books[TM] contain extra back matter, including photo matching games, experiments, activities, fun facts, diagrams, maps, and more.
Back matter has a surveillance time line, glossary, list of organizations with websites, extensive bibliography, and index.
also includes back matter with more information about Linnaeus and scientific classification, a classification chart, a time line, source notes, resources for young readers, and a bibliography.