ancillary /anˈsɪləri/

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I. adjective

1. providing necessary support to the primary activities or operation of an organization, system, etc.

ancillary staff.
2. in addition to something else, but not as important

paragraph 19 was merely ancillary to paragraph 16.
II. noun

1. a person whose work provides necessary support to the primary activities of an organization, system, etc.

the employment of specialist teachers and ancillaries.
2. something which functions in a supplementary or supporting role.

undergraduate courses of three main subjects with related ancillaries.
the system measures engine power at the flywheel with all ancillaries (fan, standard exhaust, etc.) connected.
– origin mid 17th cent.: from Latin ancillaris, from ancilla ‘maidservant’.

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