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What is the meaning of the expression "note added in proof"?
Could it be used like a "post scriptum (PS)", or just to writte some new information about a subject? And what does "in proof" mean exactly in this context?
But I think I can uderstand it now, I used to think "in proof" should really provide a "proof to an argument", but I see from your answer "at proof stage" may be also understood, that is. a note added while the text was being "proof read". In this second meaning shouldn't it read "note added at proof (stage)" rather?
Maybe this expression was first used only with the first meaning and then it was trivialized to mean also the second?
Possible, but I really think the context would provide the answer.
1 - a note added at proof stage (for example an erratum)
2 - a note added to prove an argument (for example a mathematical demonstration)
Both are correct and the context identifies the current meaning.
Is that so?
That is how I see it