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noun [countable] accessory pronunciation in British English /əkˈsesəri/
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  1. 1
    [usually plural] additional objects, equipment, decorations etc that make something more useful or attractive
    The book offers advice on choosing fabrics, furniture, and accessories.
    car/kitchen/computer accessories
  2. 3
    legal someone who helps a criminal, for example by hiding them from the police. An accessory before the fact helps before the crime. An accessory after the fact helps after the crime
    accessory to: He was sentenced for being an accessory to the murder.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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