Meaning of “appendage” in the English Dictionary


"appendage" in English

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appendagenoun [ C ]

uk /əˈpen.dɪdʒ/ us /əˈpen.dɪdʒ/ formal

something that exists as a smaller and less important part of something larger:

The committee is a mere appendage of the council and has no power of its own.
The organism has small leaf-like appendages.

an arm, leg, or other body part:

He had a tattoo on every visible appendage.

(Definition of “appendage” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"appendage" in American English

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appendagenoun [ C ]

us /əˈpen·dɪdʒ/

a smaller or less important part that is attached to something:

The organism has small, leaflike appendages.

(Definition of “appendage” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)