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An accessory is a non-essential item or device that is intended to add to the beauty, convenience, or performance of something else. It can be used to enhance the look of an outfit or to add convenience to a device. Accessories can also be used to customize a product, such as adding a special feature to a laptop or adding a special design to a watch. The term accessory can be traced back to the early 13th century, derived from the Latin verb “accedere”, which means to ‘go to’ or ‘approach’. In English, the word initially referred to an individual on the sidelines of an official trial, contributing advice or counsel without taking part directly. Over time, the meaning evolved to describe an individual who is connected to a person or activity in a subordinate or ancillary capacity. Accessories are often used to express one's personal style and can range from simple and functional to elaborate and decorative. They can be made from a variety of materials, including leather, metal, plastic, fabric, and natural materials such as wood or stone. Accessories can also serve a practical purpose, such as providing protection for a device or adding functionality to a piece of equipment. In the world of fashion, accessories are an important part of creating a complete look. They can be used to add color, texture, and visual interest to an outfit, and can be coordinated with other elements such as shoes, bags, and jewelry. Accessories can also be used to create a signature style or to express one's individuality. Overall, accessories are a versatile and important part of our lives, serving both practical and aesthetic purposes. Whether we are using them to enhance our personal style, protect our devices, or add functionality to our equipment, accessories play an important role in our daily lives.

non-essential, personal style, materials, fashion, practical

Kevin Williams

219900
Accessory

Accessories can be categorized as a noun which refers to either an item that is not essential but that complements, enhances, or serves as an accompaniment to something else. Synonyms for accessory include auxiliary, addition, supplement, adjunct, extra, and complement. Antonyms for accessory include primary, main, major, essential, basic, and imperative. Cognates for accessory include Spanish accesorio, French accessoire, and Italian accessorio. Variants of the word accessory include accessorie, accessaries, and accessary.

Etymology, Morphology, Terms, Lexical, Relation, Related

George Adrian Postea

219894
Accessory

Accessory can be traced back to the early 13th century, derived from the Latin verb “accedere”, which means to ‘go to’ or ‘approach’. In English the word did not possess a particularly significant meaning until the mid-14th century. It initially referred to an individual on the sidelines of an official trial, contributing advice or counsel without taking part directly. Over time, the meaning evolved to describe an individual who is connected to a person or activity in a subordinate or ancillary capacity. In terms of morphology and pragmatics, the word serves as a noun, verb and adjective. In current colloquial usage, accessory often describes the additional items associated with an outfit or activity, such as jewelry, handbags, hats, and other items of clothing.

etymology, morphology, accessory, linguistics, historical

Henry Fontaine

219885
Accessory

The term Accessory describes an object added to another to enhance or supplement its use or appearance. It is a noun, meaning it is a thing. In linguistics, the study of the structure and development of language, there is great variation in the use of words across different languages to describe the same thing. For example, Accessory can be translated in other languages as Aufsatz, Accessoire, Accesorio, Accesorio, Accesoriu, Accesoriu, Akcesorium, Accesori, Accesoriu, Accesoires, Akseptu, Accesorios, Accesorios, and Accesorios, among others.

Aufsatz, Accessoire, Accesorio, Accesorio, Accesoriu, Accesoriu, Akcesorium, Accesori, Accesoriu, Accesoires, Akseptu, Accesorios, Accesorios, Accesorios, Enhancement, Addition, Supplement, Extra, Object, Item, Part, Piece, Article, Component, Detachable,

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Accessory is an item or device that is not essential in itself, but is intended to add to the beauty, convenience, or performance of something else. Accessories can be used in a variety of ways, from enhancing the look of an outfit to adding convenience to a device. For example, a phone case might be considered an accessory, as it provides protection and style to a phone. Accessories can also be used to customize a product, such as adding a special feature to a laptop or adding a special design to a watch.

Accessories, fashion, style, design, protection.

Robert Johnson

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