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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Postscript \Post"script\, n. [L. postscriptus, (assumed) p. p. of postscribere to write after; post after + scribere to write: cf. F. postscriptum. See Post-, and Scribe.] A paragraph added to a letter after it is concluded and signed by the writer; an addition made to a book or composition after the main body of the work has been finished, containing something omitted, or something new occurring to the writer. [Abbrev. P. S.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
n. 1 (context countable English) An addendum to a letter, added after the author’s signature. 2 (context countable English) An addition to a story, play, etc. vb. To extend (a letter or another document) with additional remarks.
A postscript (P.S.) is an afterthought, thought of occurring after the letter has been written and signed. The term comes from the Latin post scriptum, an expression meaning "written after" (which may be interpreted in the sense of "that which comes after the writing").
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 (sometimes) the main body of an essay or book. In a book or essay, a more carefully composed addition (e.g., for a second edition) is called an afterword. 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 (post-super-scriptum), PPS (postquam-post-scriptum) and PPPS (post-post-post-scriptum, and so on, ad infinitum) are used, though only PPS has somewhat common usage.
A postscript is most often a sentence or paragraph added after the signature of a letter.
This may also refer to:
- PostScript, a page description and programming language for electronic publishing
- PostScript Magazine, a British student magazine
- Post Script, a song by Finch from their debut album, What It Is to Burn
- P.S. (film), 2004 English film
Usage examples of "postscript".
Tiger Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Seringapatam, 1799 The Author asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work ISBN 649035 2 Map by Ken Lewis Set in Postscript Monotype Baskerville by Rowland Phototypesetting Ltd, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Printed and bound in Great Britain by Caledonian International Book Manufacturing Ltd, Glasgow All rights reserved.
At the end there was a postscript to the effect that if the boy died under the age of twenty-five, which, however, he did not believe would be the case, I was to open the chest, and act on the information I obtained if I saw fit.
Sybil and after Sybil, Rachel and finally Olga, due back in a month, and as a double postscript his half-promises to Tapper Sugg and the Town Clerk.
Sir George, when he wrote apprising me of his daughter's visit, added a postscript to his letter, saying that his daughter was bringing her necklace with her and that he would feel greatly obliged if I would have it deposited with as little delay as possible at my bankers', where it could be easily got at if required.
Arkansas They Can't Be Found if You Don't Look I The Gauntlet-1862 Postscript II Go Down to the Levee-1981144 Current List of National Underwater & Marine Agency PART 5 Shipwreck Surveys and Discoveries U.
Dig the skewed postscript: Freddy’s phone number doodled right there on the report.
The postscript specified that she was to take her fur jacket, that she was to dress entirely in black (entirely was underlined), and was to be at pains to make up and perfume herself as at Roissy.
This was the third copy a letter sent to the ports where the Surprise might touch on her homeward voyage it spoke of the progress of Jack s plantations, the slow indeterminate stagnation of the legal proceedings, and the chickenpox, then at it's height, and at the bottom of the page a hurried postscript said that Sophie would entrust this to Mr Illegible, who was bound for the West Indies and who had been so kind as to call on her.
In the same letter he invited Morcilla to his Christmas dinner party, and Chandagnac was so pleased when Morcilla wrote back to accept the invitation that he didn't even let himself worry about Morcilla's postscript, in which the wealthy man expressed a strong interest in meeting the young lady.
Clearly both postscripts, penned in deceptive scrawls, were cunning forgeries, however done o'erhead in birds’ realm.
In a few cases postscripts of an unimportant nature have been omitted without indication.