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English definition of “accessory”

accessory

noun [usually plural]
 
/əkˈses·ə·ri/ (plural accessories)
something added to something else to make it more attractive or useful: She wore a green suit with matching accessories (= hat, belt, bag, etc.) The camera isn’t expensive, but all the accessories to go with it cost extra. car accessories like leather seats and DVD players
(Definition of accessory from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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