afterword [af′tərwʉrd΄]
an epilogue, often one consisting of a critical or interpretive commentary by someone other than the author

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  • afterword — /af teuhr werrd , ahf /, n. a concluding section, commentary, etc., as of a book, treatise, or the like; closing statement. Cf. foreword. [1885 90; AFTER + WORD] * * * …   Universalium

  • afterword — noun a) an epilogue. b) a postscript …   Wiktionary

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