Noun(1) a person serving no apparent function(2) a minor actor in crowd scenes
Adjective(1) more than is needed, desired, or required, or unnecessary
(1) It's a disorder in which supernumerary bones form.(2) As the number of supernumerary troops in the garrisons grew, many were put to work on the agricultural colonies, becoming servants and construction laborers, or pressed into active military service.(3) Consider, for example, the mid-fifteenth century case of Duan Gang, a supernumerary soldier from a guard unit attached to an imperial prince who resided in Luzhou, Shanxi Province.(4) But the film also shows that society does not see him as such: it sees only an FOB, a supernumerary worker in a cheap laundromat, a potential Communist agitator.(5) Most frequently seen are supernumerary nipples anywhere along the primitive milk line, though true accessory mammary glands are most frequently located in the axilla (polymastia).(6) Complete doubling of the uterine tubes may occur in association with supernumerary ovaries.(7) Returning to Cardiff, he became a supernumerary registrar to the medical school before leaving to become a general practitioner in the Swansea Valley.(8) Many of these men were drawn from among the ranks of principal and supernumerary soldiers serving in guard units of the Northern Metropolitan Area, a pool of men with a modicum of military training and ready access to the weapons of the day.(9) The most common variation of the lungs is the presence of supernumerary fissures.(10) Various cases of supernumerary testicles have been reported during operations or in physical examination (without histological proof, however).(11) At seventeen he set out, working his way on a cargo ship as a supernumerary - doing the odd jobs.(12) A few words with my boss resulted in him being drafted as a supernumerary which became permanent eventually.(13) Seven years ago central government promised a solution, but the supernumeraries still use chairs, desks and telephones and they are costing close to a billion rands a year.(14) They were there merely as props, as so many supernumeraries in his private psychodrama.(15) The rest of the cast are really supernumeraries ; other ranks, captured German soldiers, etc although, again, they are well played and convincing in what they are called upon to do.(16) In order to ensure safety, the staff watch leaders supplemented the youth crew and the other staff assisted when requested, but only as supernumeraries under direction from the youth crew.
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