Meaning – The word append means ‘to attach’. In the world of computers, the word append is used to refer to a piece of text that is attached to a code or a file. This text can be a description of the content it is linked to, instructions on how to use the file or code or it can even be bug reports that users or developers can use for their documentation purposes.
While the appended text is good for describing the content, the value of the appended text is inversely proportional to its length.
Example of usage – “The code for the software consisted of a lot of appended text that explained the instructions and commands clearly.”