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Supernumerary is an adjective which means "exceeding the usual number".
When used as a noun, supernumerary means a temporary employee, additional society member, or extra manpower.
Other usage of supernumerary includes:
- Supernumerary actor, a performer in a film, television show, or stage production who has no role or purpose other than to appear in the background, more commonly referred to as an "extra."
- Supernumerary body part, most commonly a congenital disorder involving the growth of an additional part of the body and a deviation from the body plan
- Supernumerary rainbow, interference effects inside the arc of the primary bow
- Jewish Supernumerary Police, Jewish Supernumerary Police set up by the British in Mandate Palestine in 1936
- Small supernumerary marker chromosome, an extra, 47th autosomal chromosome called a small supernumerary marker chromosome (sSMC)
- Supernumerary categories, in gender studies, refer to gender categories other than male and female
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