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English definition of “extra”

extra

noun [C]     /ˈekstrə/
something that is added to what is usual , and that may cost more: Borrowers are already burdened with mortgage extras such as arrangement fees , legal bills , and life assurance cover . The telephone call charges seem reasonable but there is the hidden extra of a £35 connection charge . On average , £1,700 of optional extras are ordered on every car that leaves the plant .
(Definition of extra noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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