Appendage - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈpendɪdʒ|  American pronunciation of the word appendage
Brit.  |əˈpɛndɪdʒ|  British pronunciation of the word appendage

noun

- an external body part that projects from the body (syn: extremity, member)
- a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant (syn: outgrowth, process)
- a part that is joined to something larger

Examples

The court system acts as an appendage to the government.

an appendage of a larger political party

I didn't want my son to feel like he was second-best or he was an appendage.

He was an appendage, not an equal.

She is an appendage of her husband.

Word forms

noun
singular: appendage
plural: appendages
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