From Latin appendere (“to hang up, suspend on, pay out”), via Old French apendre, appendre, via Middle English appenden; from ad (“on, upon, against”) + pendere (“to suspend, hang”), equivalent to ad- + pend. Compare with Old English appenden, apenden (“to belong”). See also pendant.
- (transitive) To hang or attach to, as by a string, so that the thing is suspended
- a seal appended to a record
- An inscription was appended to the column.
- (transitive) To add, as an accessory to the principal thing; to annex
- notes appended to a book chapter
- (computing) To write more data to the end of a pre-existing file, string, or other object.
append (plural appends)
- (computing) An instance of writing more data to the end of an existing file.
- 1997, Jeffrey H. Kingston, Algorithms and Data Structures, →ISBN:
- After recursively sorting the two subsets, the situation is (11,28) 35 (45,50,62) and an append of the three pieces gives the final result.
- 2007, Jeff LeSueur, Marketing Automation: Practical Steps to More Effective Direct Marketing, →ISBN:
- Logging can be used to back out bad data, be it an overwrite of existing data or an append of new data.
- 2016, Sibsankar Haldar, SQLite Database System Design and Implementation:
- When a file is created or expanded due to an append of new data to the file, new blocks are allocated to the file.