supporting - definition and synonyms

 
adjective 

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/səˈpɔː(r)tɪŋ/
  1. 1
    used about a part in a play or film that is important but is not the main part

    a supporting role

    She won an Academy Award for best supporting actress.

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  2. 2
    holding the weight of something, especially in a building

    a supporting beam/wall