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Word of the Day 9/27/14 Supernumerary

Supernumerary (adjective, noun)
supernumerary [soo-per-noo-muh-rer-ee, -nyoo-]


adjective
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.

noun, plural supernumeraries.
3. a supernumerary or extra person or thing.
4. a supernumerary official or employee.
5. a person who appears in a play or film without speaking lines or as part of a crowd; walk-on; extra.

Origin: 1595-1605; < Late Latin supernumerārius. See super-, numerary

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