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Definition of Auxiliary

Auxiliary

  1. Conferring aid or help; helping; aiding; assisting; subsidiary; as auxiliary troops.
  2. A helper; an assistant; a confederate in some action or enterprise.
  3. Foreign troops in the service of a nation at war; (rarely in sing.), a member of the allied or subsidiary force.
  4. 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; etre and avoir, in French; avere and essere, in Italian; estar and haber, in Spanish.
  5. A quantity introduced for the purpose of simplifying or facilitating some operation, as in equations or trigonometrical formulae.

Auxiliary Quotations

Man has, as it were, become a kind of prosthetic God. When he puts on all his auxiliary organs, he is truly magnificent; but those organs have not grown on him and they still give him much trouble at times.
Sigmund Freud

When I started walking and I looked down and I saw on the floor this water, which looked like, you know, water in your basement except it happened to be in the auxiliary building of a nuclear power plant.
William Scranton

I've been called the Women's Auxiliary of the Brat Pack.
Molly Ringwald

The military has been tremendously important in the past during catastrophes and in protecting the population. But it shouldn't become an auxiliary police force.
Otto Schily
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Auxiliary Translations

auxiliary in German is Hilfs-, Behelfs-, Helfs-, Neben- (AUX), Neben-
auxiliary in Italian is ausiliare
auxiliary in Spanish is auxiliar, acorro

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