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English definition of “supporting”

supporting

adjective     /səˈpɔː.tɪŋ/ US  /-ˈpɔːr.t̬ɪŋ/
supporting actor/part/role not the most important actor or part in a film or play: She had a small supporting part in the play.Casting, roles and scripts
(Definition of supporting adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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