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Definition of supernumerary adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

supernumerary

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌsuːpəˈnjuːmərəri//
 
, BrE//ˌsjuːpəˈnjuːmərəri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsuːpərˈnuːməreri//
 
(formal)
 
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more than you normally need; extra Word Origin early 17th cent.: from late Latin supernumerarius ‘(soldier) added to a legion after it is complete’, from Latin super numerum ‘beyond the number’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: supernumerary