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su·per·nu·mer·ar·y

 (so͞o′pər-no͞o′mə-rĕr′ē, -nyo͞o′-)
adj.
1. Exceeding a fixed, prescribed, or standard number; extra: a supernumerary rib.
2. Exceeding the required or desired number or amount; superfluous: an employee who became supernumerary after the merger. See Synonyms at superfluous.
n. pl. su·per·nu·mer·ar·ies
1. One that is in excess of the regular, necessary, or usual number.
2. An actor without a speaking part, as one who appears in a crowd scene.

[Latin supernumerārius : super, above; see super- + numerum, accusative of numerus, number; see nem- in Indo-European roots.]
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supernumerary

(ˌsuːpəˈnjuːmərərɪ; -ˈnjuːmrərɪ)
adj
1. (Mathematics) exceeding a regular or proper number; extra
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) functioning as a substitute or assistant with regard to a regular body or staff
n, pl -aries
3. a person or thing that exceeds the normal, required, or regular number
4. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a person who functions as a substitute or assistant
5. (Theatre) an actor who has no lines, esp a nonprofessional one
[C17: from Late Latin supernumerārius, from Latin super- + numerus number]
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su•per•nu•mer•ar•y

(ˌsu pərˈnu məˌrɛr i, -ˈnyu-)

adj., n., pl. -ar•ies. adj.
1. being in excess of the usual, proper, or prescribed number; extra.
2. associated with a regular body or staff as an assistant or substitute in case of necessity.
n.
3. a supernumerary or extra person or thing.
4. a supernumerary official or employee.
5. a person who appears in a play, opera, etc., without speaking lines or as part of a crowd; extra.
[1595–1605; < Late Latin supernumerārius. See super-, numerary]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.supernumerary - a person serving no apparent function; "reducing staff is difficult because our employees include no supernumeraries"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
2.supernumerary - a minor actor in crowd scenes
actor, histrion, thespian, role player, player - a theatrical performer
Adj.1.supernumerary - more than is needed, desired, or required; "trying to lose excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare room"; "supernumerary ornamentation"; "it was supererogatory of her to gloat"; "delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words"; "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts"; "surplus cheese distributed to the needy"
unnecessary, unneeded - not necessary
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supernumerary

adjective
Being more than is needed, desired, or appropriate:
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supernumerary

[ˌsuːpəˈnjuːmərərɪ]
A. ADJ (Admin, Bio etc) → supernumerario
B. N (Admin etc) → supernumerario/a m/f (Theat, Cine) → figurante/a m/f, comparsa mf
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supernumerary

adjzusätzlich; (= superfluous)überzählig
nZusatzperson f, → Supernumerar m (form); (Theat, Film) → Statist(in) m(f)
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supernumerary

[ˌsuːpəˈnjuːmrərɪ] adj & nsoprannumerario/a
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su·per·nu·mer·ar·y

a. supernumerario-a, en número mayor que el normal.
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supernumerary

adj supernumerario
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Udder texture, udder and teat shape and the presence of supernumerary teats were also recorded.
Usually, the teats inclination was vertical or slightly cranial which was desirable, but divergent orientation was predominant, well-shaped teats with a medium size and cylindrical form were rare and supernumerary teats were frequent.
Supernumerary teats are usually small and shorter in size in relation to the normal (functional) teats.