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side·bar / ˈsīdˌbär/ • n. a short article in a newspaper or magazine, typically boxed, placed alongside a main article, and containing additional or explanatory material. ∎  a secondary, additional, or incidental thing; a side issue. ∎  (also sidebar conference) (in a court of law) a discussion between the lawyers and the judge held out of earshot of the jury.

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