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a concluding section, commentary, etc., as of a book, treatise, or the like; closing statement.
Contemporary Examples

Music journalist Joel Selwin annotates, with a preface by Donovan, a foreword by Jorma Kaukonen, and an afterword by John Poppy.
The Best Coffee Table Books of 2014 Robert Birnbaum December 12, 2014

“afterword” from Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser.
Still a Fast-Food Nation: Eric Schlosser Reflects on 10 Years Later Eric Schlosser March 11, 2012

And Tom Cruise pens the afterword of your book, about your aborted project At the Mountains of Madness.
Guillermo Del Toro on ‘Cabinet of Curiosities,’ Collaborating with Kanye West, and More Marlow Stern November 7, 2013

Ms Jones says in an afterword to the book that she is eager to bring her books into the world while they are still relevant.
The Fire-Bombed Book Ayaan Hirsi Ali October 4, 2008

This piece was adapted from a new afterword on forgiveness, to be published in the expanded paperback edition March 3.
The Last Columbine Mystery Dave Cullen February 23, 2010

Historical Examples

I had not thought to add anything to them by way of an afterword.
The Inside of the Cup, Complete Winston Churchill

an epilogue or postscript in a book, etc

1890, a Saxonist subsitute for epilogue; from after + word (n.).


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