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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A minor member of an operatic or dramatic cast, usually having no speaking part.
  • noun One whose presence or performance has little effect on an occurrence, group, or organization.

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  • noun A person in a play or movie with a minimal part; an extra.

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