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Material, such as an index or appendix, that follows the main body of a book. Also called end matter.
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(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the parts of a book, such as the index and appendices, that follow the main text. Also called: end matter
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the parts of a book that appear after the main text, as bibliography, index, and appendixes.
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|Noun||1.||back 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
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