Definition Of appendage


(often with negative or pejorative connotations) a thing that is added or attached to something larger or more important.

they treat Scotland as a mere appendage of England

Example Of appendage

  • Are individualism and stardom necessary to the dramatic work, or are they supplemental, a mere appendage of modernity?

  • Bipedality freed the forelimbs and allowed development of the hands as highly specialized appendages with great dexterity.

  • Consequently, feathering will not be able to produce the asymmetry necessary for the rowing appendage to generate net thrust.

  • For Scott, the school became an indispensable appendage to the mosque.

  • He deeply dislikes the implicit idea that a wife is a lesser appendage to her husband.

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