Meaning of “supporting” in the English Dictionary

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"supporting" in British English

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uk /səˈpɔː.tɪŋ/ us /səˈpɔːr.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.

(Definition of “supporting” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)