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Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Auxiliary \Aux*il"ia*ry\ (?; 106), a. [L. auxiliarius, fr.
   auxilium help, aid, fr. augere to increase.]
   Conferring aid or help; helping; aiding; assisting;
   subsidiary; as auxiliary troops.

   {Auxiliary scales} (Mus.), the scales of relative or
      attendant keys. See under {Attendant}, a.

   {Auxiliary verbs} (Gram.). See {Auxiliary}, n., 3.

Auxiliary \Aux*il"ia*ry\, n.; pl. {Auxiliaries}.
   1. A helper; an assistant; a confederate in some action or

   2. (Mil.) pl. Foreign troops in the service of a nation at
      war; (rarely in sing.), a member of the allied or
      subsidiary force.

   3. (Gram.) A verb which helps to form the voices, modes, and
      tenses of other verbs; -- called, also, an auxiliary verb;
      as, have, be, may, can, do, must, shall, and will, in
      English; [^e]tre and avoir, in French; avere and essere,
      in Italian; estar and haber, in Spanish.

   4. (Math.) A quantity introduced for the purpose of
      simplifying or facilitating some operation, as in
      equations or trigonometrical formul[ae]. --Math. Dict.

Source : WordNet®

     n : someone who acts as assistant [syn: {aide}]

     adj 1: functioning in a subsidiary or supporting capacity; "the
            main library and its auxiliary branches" [syn: {subsidiary},
             {supplemental}, {supplementary}]
     2: relating to something that is added but is not essential;
        "an ancillary pump"; "an adjuvant discipline to forms of
        mysticism"; "The mind and emotions are auxilliary to each
        other" [syn: {accessory}, {adjunct}, {ancillary}, {adjuvant},
         {appurtenant}, {subsidiary}]
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