Postscript meaning

pōstskrĭpt, pōsskrĭpt
A message appended at the end of a letter after the writer's signature.
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The definition of a postscript is an additional note or remark tacked on at the end that provides more information or details.

When you have finished and signed a letter and then add a note on the end with a P.S., this is an example of a postscript.

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A note, paragraph, etc. added below the signature in a letter or at the end of a book, speech, etc. as an afterthought or to give supplementary information.
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Additional information appended to the manuscript, as of a book or article.
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A trademark for a computer language for describing the appearance and layout of documents, used to print high-resolution text and graphics.
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The de facto standard page description language (PDL) in the graphics arts industry as well as in commercial printing. Developed by Adobe, many printers and most imagesetters support PostScript by having a built-in PostScript interpreter.Printing on a PostScript PrinterWhen a document is printed on a PostScript printer, it is converted to a PostScript file directly from the graphics or page layout program or by the operating system's PostScript printer driver. The PostScript interpreter in the printer converts the text commands into the printer's machine language, which rasterizes the pages and prints them. See rasterize.When documents are sent to a commercial printer, they are sent in their native page layout format, such as InDesign or QuarkXPress, or as PDF files. The printing house then converts the documents to PostScript.PostScript and PDFPostScript was designed as a language to direct the printer or imagesetter hardware. Although based on PostScript, PDF was designed for viewing and interacting with the documents. See PDF and Acrobat.PostScript LevelsAdobe PostScript Level 2, introduced in 1990, added data compression and enhancements for color printing. Level 3 (1997) added more enhancements and native fonts and the ability to directly support more formats, including HTML, PDF, GIF and JPEG.Encapsulated PostscriptEncapsulated PostScript (EPS) is a subset of PostScript that is used to exchange graphics in the PostScript format. The graphics content may be any combination of vector and raster graphics as well as text. See EPS, Adobe Type Manager and PostScript fonts.
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(countable) An addendum to a letter, added after the author's signature.
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(countable) An addition to a story, play, etc.
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To extend (a letter etc.) with additional remarks.
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Origin of postscript

  • Medieval Latin postscrīptum from neuter past participle of Latin postscrībere to write after post- post- scrībere to write skrībh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • New Latin la, from Latin, neuter of postscriptus, past participle of postscribo (“ write after"), from post (“after") + scribo (“write")

    From Wiktionary