append

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin appendere (to hang up, suspend on, pay out) via Old French apendre, appendre; from ad (on, upon, against) + pendere (to suspend, hang). Compare with Old English appenden, apenden (to belong), See also pendant.

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append (third-person singular simple present appends, present participle appending, simple past and past participle appended)

  1. (transitive) To hang or attach to, as by a string, so that the thing is suspended; as, a seal appended to a record; the inscription was appended to the column.
  2. (transitive) To add, as an accessory to the principal thing; to annex; as, notes appended to this chapter.
  3. (computing) To write more data to the end of a pre-existing file.

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append (plural appends)

  1. (computing) An instance of writing more data to the end of an existing file.

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