A short passage of text, placed at the end of a chapter (or book), which enriches the body text that refers to it.

Some examples of the content found in endnotes are: translation notes, citations, attributions, pronunciation notes, author's commentary, humourous asides, dates and places, and optional additional detail.

Typically, the body text will make reference to the endnote through number markers (e.g. [1]), which in an e-book can be linked directly to the endnote text.

When typesetting an e-book, endnotes are typically used instead of footnotes if the layout is reflowable. For a fixed format book, either or both may be used.

Also see: footnote.