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 for PostScript
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Postscript \Post"script\, n. [L. postscriptus, (assumed) p. p.
     of postscribere to write after; post after + scribere to
     write: cf. F. postscriptum. See Post-, and Scribe.]
     A paragraph added to a letter after it is concluded and
     signed by the writer; an addition made to a book or
     composition after the main body of the work has been
     finished, containing something omitted, or something new
     occurring to the writer. [Abbrev. P. S.]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  postscript
      n 1: a note appended to a letter after the signature [syn:
           postscript, PS]
      2: textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at
         the end [syn: addendum, supplement, postscript]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  53 Moby Thesaurus words for "postscript":
     PS, Parthian shot, addendum, affix, afterthought, allonge,
     appendix, back matter, chorus, coda, codicil, colophon, commentary,
     conclusion, consequence, continuance, continuation, double take,
     dying words, enclitic, envoi, epilogue, follow-through, follow-up,
     infix, interlineation, interpolation, last words, marginalia, note,
     parting shot, peroration, postface, postfix, postlude, prefix,
     proclitic, refrain, rider, scholia, second thought, sequel,
     sequela, sequelae, sequelant, sequent, sequitur, subscript, suffix,
     supplement, swan song, tag, tail
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  PostScript
   n.
  
      A page description language, based on work originally done by John Gaffney
      at Evans and Sutherland in 1976, evolving through ?JaM? (?John and Martin?,
      Martin Newell) at XEROX PARC, and finally implemented in its current form
      by John Warnock et al. after he and Chuck Geschke founded Adobe Systems
      Incorporated in 1982. PostScript gets its leverage by using a full
      programming language, rather than a series of low-level escape sequences,
      to describe an image to be printed on a laser printer or other output
      device (in this it parallels EMACS, which exploited a similar insight
      about editing tasks). It is also noteworthy for implementing on-the fly
      rasterization, from Bezier curve descriptions, of high-quality fonts at low
      (e.g. 300 dpi) resolution (it was formerly believed that hand-tuned bitmap
      fonts were required for this task). Hackers consider PostScript to be among
      the most elegant hacks of all time, and the combination of technical merits
      and widespread availability has made PostScript the language of choice for
      graphical output.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  PostScript
  
      A page description language based
     on work originally done by John Gaffney at Evans and
     Sutherland in 1976, evolving through "JaM" ("John and Martin",
     Martin Newell) at XEROX PARC, and finally implemented in its
     current form by John Warnock et al. after he and Chuck Geschke
     founded Adobe Systems, Inc. in 1982.
  
     PostScript is an interpreted, stack-based language (like
     FORTH).  It was used as a page description language by the
     Apple LaserWriter, and now many laser printers and
     on-screen graphics systems.  Its primary application is to
     describe the appearance of text, graphical shapes, and sampled
     images on printed or displayed pages.
  
     A program in PostScript can communicate a document description
     from a composition system to a printing system in a
     device-independent way.
  
     PostScript is an unusually powerful printer language because
     it is a full programming language, rather than a series of
     low-level escape sequences.  (In this it parallels Emacs,
     which exploited a similar insight about editing tasks).  It is
     also noteworthy for implementing on-the fly rasterisation,
     from Bezier curve descriptions, of high-quality fonts at
     low (e.g. 300 dpi) resolution (it was formerly believed that
     hand-tuned bitmap fonts were required for this task).
  
     PostScript's combination of technical merits and widespread
     availability made it the language of choice for graphical
     output until PDF appeared.
  
     The Postscript point, 1/72 inch, is slightly different from
     other point units.
  
     An introduction
     
  http://cs.indiana.edu/docproject/programming/postscript/postscript.html)">(http://cs.indiana.edu/docproject/programming/postscript/postscript.html).
  
     ["PostScript Language Reference Manual" ("The Red Book"),
     Adobe Systems, A-W 1985].
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (2002-03-11)
  

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