Etymology: from Greek (peak or finishing touch)
- In handwritten manuscripts (before the invention of printing), the note, usually at the end, left by the scribe who copied it, giving information on his exemplar, where and when the copy was made, and sometimes, his own name.
- A printer's or publisher's identifying inscription or logo appearing at the end of a book, or the same appearing on the spine or dust-jacket.
- On websites, the page identifying the details of the creation, such as owner and technology used.
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