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 for auxiliary
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     Auxiliary scales (Mus.), the scales of relative or
        attendant keys. See under Attendant, a.
     Auxiliary verbs (Gram.). See Auxiliary, n., 3.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Auxiliary \Aux*il"ia*ry\, n.; pl. Auxiliaries.
     1. A helper; an assistant; a confederate in some action or
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     2. (Mil.) pl. Foreign troops in the service of a nation at
        war; (rarely in sing.), a member of the allied or
        subsidiary force.
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     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.
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     4. (Math.) A quantity introduced for the purpose of
        simplifying or facilitating some operation, as in
        equations or trigonometrical formul[ae]. --Math. Dict.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: functioning in a supporting capacity; "the main library
             and its auxiliary branches" [syn: auxiliary,
             subsidiary, supplemental, supplementary]
      2: furnishing added support; "an ancillary pump"; "an adjuvant
         discipline to forms of mysticism"; "The mind and emotions are
         auxiliary to each other" [syn: accessory, adjunct,
         ancillary, adjuvant, appurtenant, auxiliary]
      n 1: someone who acts as assistant [syn: aide, auxiliary]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  124 Moby Thesaurus words for "auxiliary":
     abetting, accessory, accident, accidental, acolyte, addendum,
     addition, additional, adjunct, adjutant, adjuvant, adscititious,
     adventitious, agent, aid, aide, aide-de-camp, aider, aiding,
     alter ego, ancillary, another, appendage, appurtenance,
     appurtenant, ascititious, assistance, assistant, assisting,
     attendant, auxiliary verb, backing, best man, casual,
     circumstantial, coadjutant, coadjutor, coadjutress, coadjutrix,
     collateral, complementary, contingency, contingent, contributory,
     copula, defective verb, deponent verb, deputy, executive officer,
     extra, farther, finite verb, fortuitous, fostering, fresh, further,
     girl Friday, happenstance, help, helper, helpful, helping,
     helpmate, helpmeet, impersonal verb, incidental, inessential,
     infinitive, instrumental, intransitive, intransitive verb,
     lieutenant, linking verb, man Friday, mere chance, ministerial,
     ministering, ministrant, modal auxiliary, more, neuter verb, new,
     nonessential, not-self, nurtural, nutricial, other, paranymph,
     paraprofessional, peripheral, plus, reserve, second, secondary,
     servant, serving, sideman, spare, subordinate, subservient,
     subsidiary, superadded, superaddition, superfluous, supernumerary,
     supervenient, supplement, supplemental, supplementary, support,
     supporter, supporting, supporting actor,
     supporting instrumentalist, supportive, surplus, transitive,
     tributary, ulterior, unessential, upholding, verb, verb phrase,

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