ep·i·logue also ep·i·log (ĕpə-lôg′, -lŏg′)
a. A short poem or speech spoken directly to the audience following the conclusion of a play.
b. The performer who delivers such a short poem or speech.
2. A short addition or concluding section at the end of a literary work, often dealing with the future of its characters. Also called afterword.
3. An event which reflects meaningfully on a recently ended conflict or struggle.
[Middle English epiloge, from Old French epilogue, from Latin epilogus, from Greek epilogos, conclusion of a speech : epi-, epi- + logos, word, speech; see leg- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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