sidebar

[sahyd-bahr]
noun
1.
follow-up ( def 3b ).
2.
a typographically distinct section of a page, as in a book or magazine, that amplifies or highlights the main text.
3.
a conference between the judge and lawyers out of the presence of the jury.
4.
a subordinate or incidental issue, remark, activity, etc.

Origin:
1945–50; side1 + bar1

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sidebar (ˈsaɪdˌbɑː)
 
n
1.  (in a newspaper, website, etc) a short article placed alongside and providing additional information about a longer oneany subsidiary or supplementary thing
2.  (in a newspaper, website, etc) a short article placed alongside and providing additional information about a longer oneany subsidiary or supplementary thing

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