1. Noun.  An appendage; something attached to something else in a subordinate capacity.
  2. Noun.  A person associated with another in a subordinate position.
  3. Noun.  (grammar) A dispensable phrase in a clause or sentence that amplifies its meaning, such as "for a while" in "I typed for a while".
  4. Noun.  (rhetoric) Symploce.
  5. Adjective.  Connected in a subordinate function.
  6. Adjective.  Added to a faculty or staff in a secondary position.

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