- a notation often placed in a book, at the end, giving facts about its production
- the distinctive emblem of the publisher, as on the title page or cover of a book
Origin of colophonLate Latin from Classical Greek koloph?n, summit, top, end: see column
- An inscription placed usually at the end of a book, giving facts about its publication.
- A publisher's emblem or trademark placed usually on the spine or the title page of a book.
Origin of colophonLate Latin colophōn from Greek kolophōn summit, finishing touch ; see kel-2 in Indo-European roots.
An ancient Greek city of Asia Minor northwest of Ephesus. It was famous for its cavalry.
- In manuscripts (typically before the invention of printing), the note, usually at the end, left by the scribe who copied it, giving information on his exemplar, where and when the copy was made, and sometimes, his own name.
- A printer's or publisher's identifying inscription or logo appearing at the end of a book, or the same appearing on the spine or dust-jacket.
- (Internet) A page on a website identifying the details of its creation, such as the author's name and the technologies used.
from Ancient Greek κολοφών (kolophon, “peak or finishing touch”)