Supernumerary

An actor with a non-speaking role, employed, for example, to swell a crowd scene. Also Extra.

Supernumerary

Supernumerary is an adjective which means `exceeding the usual number`. When used as a noun, `supernumerary` means a temporary employee, additional society member, or extra manpower, usually in a function which has a temporary contract. Its counterpart, `numerary`, is a civil designation for persons who are incorporated in a fixed or permane...
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supernumerary

(soo″pәr-noo´mәr-ar″e) in excess of the regular number.
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supernumerary

[n] - a minor actor in crowd scenes
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Supernumerary

• (a.) Exceeding a necessary, usual, or required number or quality; superfluous; as, supernumerary addresses; supernumerary expense. • (n.) A person or thing beyond what is necessary or usual; especially, a person employed not for regular service, but only to fill the place of another in case of need; specifically, in theaters, a person w...
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supernumerary

spear carrier noun a minor actor in crowd scenes
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Supernumerary

Su`per·nu'mer·a·ry adjective [ Latin supernumerarius : confer Old French supernuméraire , French surnuméraire . See Super- , and Numerary , Number .] 1. Exceeding the number stated or prescribed; as, a supernumerary officer in a regiment....
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supernumerary

above the stated, usual or necessary number
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supernumerary

Beyond the normal number. Anything supernumerary is extra. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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supernumerary

more than is needed, desired, or required
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Supernumerary

Said of buds when there is more than one in an axil.
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supernumerary

supernumerary 1. Being in excess of the usual, proper, or prescribed number; additional; extra. 2. Associated with a regular body or staff as an assistant or substitute in case of necessity. 3. Exceeding the required or desired number or amount; superfluous. 4. A person who appears in a play or film without speaking lines or as part of a crowd; w...
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Supernumerary

Supernumerary: Beyond the normal number. Anything supernumerary is extra. A supernumerary chromosome is an extra one beyond the usual number of 46. A supernumerary digit is an extra finger or toe. A supernumerary nipple is an extra nipple beyond the usual one on either side. A supernumerary placenta is an extra placenta (afterbirth) and is called a...
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supernumerary

Type: Term Pronunciation: sū′pĕr-nū′mĕr-ār′ē Definitions: 1. Exceeding the normal number. Synonyms: epactal
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