Definition of SUPERNUMERARY

noun : SUPERNUMERARY

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a person serving no apparent function; "reducing staff is difficult because our employees include no supernumeraries" ;

Adjective : SUPERNUMERARY

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;


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