parergon

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parergon (plural parergons)

  1. A piece of work that is supplementary to or a byproduct of a larger work.
    • 1945, J.C. Masterman, The Double-Cross System:
      [] the running and control of double agents is a[n] [] infinitely complicated task. It could not be done as a parergon by any intelligence department elsewhere []