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Definition of Accessory


  1. 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.
  2. That which belongs to something else deemed the principal; something additional and subordinate.
  3. Same as Accessary, n.
  4. Anything that enters into a work of art without being indispensably necessary, as mere ornamental parts.
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Accessory Translations

accessory in Dutch is bijkomstig, bijbehorend, bijkomend
accessory in French is secondaire, accessoire, appendice, auxiliaire
accessory in Norwegian is ekstra, medskyldig