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an·cil·lar·y

 (ăn′sə-lĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Of secondary importance; subordinate: "For Degas, sculpture was never more than ancillary to his painting" (Herbert Read).
2. Auxiliary or accessory: an ancillary pump.
n. pl. an·cil·lar·ies
1. Something that is subordinate or accessory to something else: a tripod, battery charger, and other camera ancillaries.
2. A person working in a supportive or subordinate role: school ancillaries who look after children who become sick.

[From Latin ancilla, maidservant, feminine diminutive of anculus, servant; see kwel- in Indo-European roots.]
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ancillary

(ænˈsɪlərɪ)
adj
1. subsidiary
2. auxiliary; supplementary: ancillary services.
n, pl -laries
a subsidiary or auxiliary thing or person: the company has an ancillary abroad.
[C17: from Latin ancillāris concerning maidservants, from ancilla, diminutive of ancūla female servant]
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an•cil•lar•y

(ˈæn səˌlɛr i; esp. Brit. ænˈsɪl ə ri)

adj., n., pl. -lar•ies. adj.
1. subordinate; subsidiary.
2. auxiliary; assisting.
n.
3. something that serves in an ancillary capacity.
[1660–70]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ancillary - furnishing added support; "an ancillary pump"; "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"; "The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other"
supportive - furnishing support or assistance; "a supportive family network"; "his family was supportive of his attempts to be a writer"
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ancillary

adjective supplementary, supporting, extra, additional, secondary, subsidiary, accessory, subordinate, auxiliary, contributory Ancillary services like cleaning are put up for competitive tender.
major, chief, main, prime, premier, primary, principal, cardinal
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ancillary

adjective
Giving or able to give help or support:
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Translations

ancillary

[ænˈsɪlərɪ] ADJ
1. (= secondary) → subordinado (to a)
2. (= supporting) [staff, workers] → auxiliar; [services] → complementario
3. (= additional) [charges, costs] → adicional
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ancillary

[ænˈsɪləri] adj [staff, worker] → auxiliaire; [services, equipment, charges] → auxiliaire
to be ancillary to sth → être subordonné(e) à qch
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ancillary

adj (= subordinate)Neben-; (= auxiliary)Hilfs-; ancillary course (Univ) → Begleitkurs m; ancillary industryZulieferindustrie f; ancillary staff/workersHilfskräfte pl; ancillary subject (Univ) → Nebenfach nt; ancillary troopsHilfstruppen pl
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ancillary

[ænˈsɪlərɪ] adjausiliario/a
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ancillary

adj auxiliar
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