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Post·Script

 (pōst′skrĭpt′)
A trademark for a computer language for describing the appearance and layout of documents, used to print high-resolution text and graphics

post·script

 (pōst′skrĭpt′, pōs′skrĭpt′)
n. Abbr. PS
1. A message appended at the end of a letter after the writer's signature.
2. Additional information appended to the manuscript, as of a book or article.

[Medieval Latin *postscrīptum, from neuter past participle of Latin postscrībere, to write after : post-, post- + scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.]

postscript

(ˈpəʊsˌskrɪpt; ˈpəʊst-)
n
1. a message added at the end of a letter, after the signature
2. (Journalism & Publishing) any supplement, as to a document or book
[C16: from Late Latin postscribere to write after, from post- + scribere to write]

post•script

(ˈpoʊstˌskrɪpt, ˈpoʊs-)

n.
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.
[1515–25; < Latin postscrīptum, neuter past participle of postscrībere to write after]

Post•Script

(ˈpoʊstˌskrɪpt)
Trademark. 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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.postscript - a note appended to a letter after the signature
letter, missive - a written message addressed to a person or organization; "mailed an indignant letter to the editor"
annotation, notation, note - a comment or instruction (usually added); "his notes were appended at the end of the article"; "he added a short notation to the address on the envelope"
2.postscript - textual matter that is added onto a publicationpostscript - textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end
matter - written works (especially in books or magazines); "he always took some reading matter with him on the plane"
back matter, end matter - written matter following the main text of a book
appendix - supplementary material that is collected and appended at the back of a book
continuation, sequel - a part added to a book or play that continues and extends it

postscript

noun P.S., addition, supplement, appendix, afterthought, afterword A brief, handwritten postscript lay beneath his signature.
Translations
حاشِيَه، مَلْحوظَه
douška
efterskrift
jälkikirjoitus
utóirat
eftirskrift
post scriptum
postskripts
nota benepostscriptum
postskriptum
pripis

postscript

[ˈpəʊsskrɪpt] N (to letter) → posdata f (fig) → epílogo m
there is a postscript to this storyesta historia tiene epílogo

postscript

[ˈpəʊstskrɪpt] npost-scriptum mpost-traumatic stress disorder nsyndrome m posttraumatique

postscript

[ˈpəʊsˌskrɪpt] nposcritto

postscript

(ˈpəusskript) noun
(often abbreviated to P.S.) a part added to a letter after the writer has signed it.
References in classic literature ?
There was no special message to Edna except a postscript saying that if Mrs.
Your word will go the furthest, John," said the master, "for Sir Clifford adds in a postscript, `If I could find a man trained by your John I should like him better than any other;' so, James, lad, think it over, talk to your mother at dinner-time, and then let me know what you wish.
He expresses as much sympathy -- on his discovery of our affliction in the newspaper -- as if he had been really intimate with us; and he begs to know, in a postscript (being evidently in total ignorance of all that has really happened), whether it is thought desirable that he should be present, among the other relatives, at the reading of the will
She cast her eyes again over the note to peruse it a second time, and saw there was a postscript.
Bennet sent them word that they could not possibly have the carriage before Tuesday; and in her postscript it was added, that if Mr.
Julia continued musing on the dialogue which had passed, and soon had recourse to the letter of her friend, the postscript of which was all, however, that she thought necessary to read: on this she dwelt until the periods were lengthened into paragraphs, each syllable into words, and each letter into syllables.
A postscript, however, mentioned that Adolphe Le Bon had been arrested and imprisoned - although nothing appeared to criminate him, beyond the facts already detailed.
Then came her signature, and after this her postscript.
They shall see," he wrote--in that immortal postscript to The Heart of the Cyclone--"the Laws whose existence they derided written in fire beneath them.
I knew one that, when he wrote a letter, he would put that, which was most material, in the postscript, as if it had been a by-matter.
It seemed to us to be a postscript at the end of the letter and it said: 'Please, please, as you are a gentleman, burn this letter, and be at the gate by ten o clock.
The good Steiler assured me in a postscript that he would himself look upon my compliance as a very great favor, since the lady absolutely refused to see a Swiss physician, and he could not but feel that he was incurring a great responsibility.