Definition of appendant in English:


Syllabification: ap·pend·ant
Pronunciation: /əˈpendənt


  • Attached or added, typically in a subordinate capacity.
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    • Of course, if the aspect ratio of any metal plug is too large to be properly formed, an appendant metal ring is used to reduce the aspect ration of the metal plug.
    • When undertaking something like this, without the benefits of companionship and its appendant pleasures - bragging, ribbing and storytelling - it can be difficult to isolate individual holes, key moments, incredible shots.
    • Hence I conclude claims 1 and all claims appendant thereto are valid.


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  • A subordinate person or thing.
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    • FIG. 2 is an attempt to show the appendant's position on the wingtip as viewed from the front.
    • The following appendants are not manufactured by our factories.
    • Gradually, the figurines were no longer the appendants of fireworks, but developed into a kind of independent handicraft.


late Middle English (in legal contexts): from Old French apendant, from apendre 'depend on, belong to', from Latin appendere (see append).

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