from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A message appended at the end of a letter after the writer's signature.
- n. Additional information appended to the manuscript, as of a book or article.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An addendum to a letter, added after the author’s signature.
- n. An addition to a story, play, etc.
- v. To extend (a letter etc.) with additional remarks.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An addition made to a written or printed composition as an afterthought, or to state something that has been omitted.
- n. More commonly, a paragraph added to a letter which has already been concluded and signed by the writer.
- n. Abbreviated P. S.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a note appended to a letter after the signature
- n. textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end
Eisner's introduction and postscript are the perfect frames for this remix story: in the intro, he talks about his naive use of black stereotypes in his 1950s comic The Spirit, while the postscript is an accessible but learned discussion of the stereotyping that Dickens fell prey to.
The interpolated chapters about the paper's past aren't very interesting; the final entry ends with a ghastly shock; and the postscript is too cute.
[Return to the letter] 9 This postscript is written up the left margin of MS p. 1.
[Return to the letter] 7 This postscript is written upside down above the salutation.
It was signed yours truly guiltily and added the postscript, the code words for me will be bind them, torture them, kill them, BTK.
One postscript from a week ago: Before the Hoosiers left Rupp Arena, a surprise visitor suddenly appeared on their bus.
(They say a woman's postscript is always the most important thing.)
# posted by James Graham (Quaequam Blog!): 20 August, 2008 01: 10 quaequam postscript is much appreciated, particularly as I live in a conurbation with two universities, one oldish with (these days) lots of rich kids and the other an upstart with lots of OK kids.
It should be said, in postscript, that Mightygodking thinks this is all still just eleven-dimensional chess, andI’ll admit that if that’s the thinking I can almost buy it.
Yesterday, I wrote an editor's postscript, which is actually an excerpt from A Long Way To Morning, one of Sarah Crowe's novels.