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Definition of supporting adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a supporting actor in a play or movie has an important part but not the leading one He played many supporting roles before becoming a star.
  2. 2(formal) helping to show that something is true There was a wealth of supporting evidence.
  3. 3carrying the weight of something a supporting wall
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: supporting