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accessory

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Etymology

Latin accessorius. See access, and compare accessary


Pronunciation

  • IPA: /əkˈsɛsərɪ/

Adjective

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Positive
accessory

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Having a secondary, supplementary or subordinate function by accompanying as a subordinate; aiding in a secondary way; being additional; being connected as an incident or subordinate to a principal; contributing or being contributory. Said of persons and things, and, when of persons, usually in a bad sense; as, he was accessory to the riot; accessory sounds in music.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Assisting a crime without actually participating in committing the crime itself.

Synonyms

Translations

Noun

Singular
accessory

Plural
accessories

accessory (accessories)
  1. That which belongs to something else deemed the principal; something additional and subordinate, an attachment
    • the accessories of a mobile phone
    Quotations
  2. (clothing) An article that completes one's basic outfit, such as a scarf or gloves.
  3. (law) One who, not being present, contributes as an assistant or instigator to the commission of an offense.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Anything that enters into a work of art without being indispensably necessary, as mere ornamental parts. - w:James Elmes

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References

  • Webster 1913

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