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What does "Accessory" mean?

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(a.) Accompanying as a subordinate; aiding in a secondary way; additional; connected as an incident or subordinate to a principal; contributing or 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 (n.) Anything that enters into a work of art without being indispensably necessary, as mere ornamental parts (n.) Same as Accessary, n (n.) That which belongs to something else deemed the principal; something additional and subordinate


Synonyms ancillary, adjunct, auxiliary, supplement, subsidiary, adjuvant, accomplice, accoutrement, supportive, appurtenance, appurtenant, accouterment, accessary


Word Family accessories, accessorise, accessorised, accessorises, accessorising, accessorize, accessorized, accessorizes, accessorizing