Supernumerary

  • 1 Supernumerary — is an additional member of an organization. A supernumerary is also non regular member of a staff, a member of the staff or an employee who works in a public office who is not part of the manpower complement. Thus, a supernumerary could be an… …

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  • 2 Supernumerary — Su per*nu mer*a*ry, a. [L. supernumerarius: cf. OF. supernum[ e]raire, F. surnum[ e]raire. See {Super }, and {Numerary}, {Number}.] 1. Exceeding the number stated or prescribed; as, a supernumerary officer in a regiment. [1913 Webster] 2.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 supernumerary — ► ADJECTIVE 1) present in excess of the normal or required number. 2) not belonging to a regular staff but engaged for extra work. ► NOUN (pl. supernumeraries) ▪ a supernumerary person or thing. ORIGIN Latin supernumerarius soldier added to a… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 supernumerary — [so͞o΄pərno͞o′mə rer΄ē, so͞o΄pərnyo͞o′mə rer΄ē] adj. [LL supernumerarius < L super, above (see SUPER ) + numerus,NUMBER] 1. that exceeds or is beyond the regular or prescribed number; extra 2. that is beyond the number or quantity needed or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Supernumerary — Su per*nu mer*a*ry, n.; pl. {Supernumeraries}. 1. A person or thing beyond the number stated. [1913 Webster] 2. A person or thing beyond what is necessary or usual; especially, a person employed not for regular service, but only to fill the place …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 supernumerary — index ancillary (auxiliary), copious, excess, excessive, expendable, needless, redundant, superfluous …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 supernumerary — c.1600, from L.L. supernumarius excessive in number (of soldiers added to a full legion), from L. super numerum beyond the number, from super beyond, over (see SUPER (Cf. super )) + numerum, accusative of numerus number (see NUMBER (Cf. number)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 supernumerary — *surplus, extra, spare, *superfluous …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 Supernumerary — Beyond the normal number. Anything supernumerary is extra. A supernumerary chromosome is an extra one beyond the usual number of 46. A supernumerary digit is an extra finger or toe. A supernumerary nipple is an extra nipple beyond the usual one… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 10 supernumerary — UK [ˌsuːpə(r)ˈnjuːmərərɪ] / US [ˌsupərˈnuməˌrerɪ] adjective formal additional to the number that you need Derived word: supernumerary UK / US noun countable Word forms supernumerary : singular supernumerary plural supernumeraries …

    English dictionary

  • 11 supernumerary — I. adjective Etymology: Late Latin supernumerarius, from Latin super + numerus number Date: 1605 1. a. exceeding the usual, stated, or prescribed number < a supernumerary tooth > b. not enumerated among the regular components of a group and… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 supernumerary — /sooh peuhr nooh meuh rer ee, nyooh /, adj., n., pl. supernumeraries. adj. 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… …

    Universalium

  • 13 supernumerary — 1. noun a) A civil designation for somebody who works in a group, association or public office, without forming part of the regular staff; those distinguished from numerary. (For example, supernumerary judges are those who help the regular judges …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 supernumerary — su•per•nu•mer•ar•y [[t]ˌsu pərˈnu məˌrɛr i, ˈnyu [/t]] adj. n. pl. ar•ies 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 3) a… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 supernumerary — /supəˈnjumərəri / (say soohpuh nyoohmuhruhree) 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… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 supernumerary — [ˌsu:pə nju:m(ə)r(ə)ri] adjective 1》 present in excess of the normal or requisite number. 2》 not belonging to a regular staff but engaged for extra work.     ↘(of an actor) appearing on stage but not speaking. noun (plural supernumeraries) a… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17 supernumerary — noun (C) formal someone or something that is additional to the number of people or things that are needed supernumerary adjective …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 supernumerary — adj. & n. adj. 1 in excess of the normal number; extra. 2 (of a person) engaged for extra work. 3 (of an actor) appearing on stage but not speaking. n. (pl. ies) 1 an extra or unwanted person or thing. 2 a supernumerary actor. 3 a person engaged… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 supernumerary — superfluous or extra. Used in referring to a sneaky or accessory male in reproduction or in reference to extra elements in larvae that are lost in adults, e.g. myctophid larvae have more pectoral fin rays than adults …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 20 Supernumerary —    During the last quarter of the 19th century, when touring companies presented Shakespeare or other historical dramas, they regularly engaged local amateurs as supernumeraries, often called supes, supers, or extras, to fill in the crowd scenes …

    The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater