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.
- (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.
- (transitive) To add, as an accessory to the principal thing; to annex; as, notes appended to this chapter.
- (computing) To write more data to the end of a pre-existing file or of a string.
append (plural appends)
- (computing) An instance of writing more data to the end of an existing file.