ancillary definition

  • adjective:
    • Of secondary value: "For Degas, sculpture had been never ever more than supplementary to their artwork” ( Herbert Browse).
    • Auxiliary; helping: an ancillary pump.
    • Subordinate; additional; additional; accessory.
    • Subservient or subordinate, like a handmaid; additional.
    • decorating added assistance
    • Of additional relevance: "For Degas, sculpture ended up being never a lot more than ancillary to his artwork” ( Herbert Read).
    • Auxiliary; helping: an ancillary pump.
    • Subordinate; additional; auxiliary; accessory.
    • Subservient or subordinate, like a handmaid; additional.
    • furnishing added support
  • noun:
    • some thing, including a workbook, that's subordinate to something else, including a textbook.
    • Archaic A servant.
    • something which acts an ancillary function, eg an easel for a painter.
    • An auxiliary; a subordinate.
    • anything, particularly a workbook, that is subordinate to something else, eg a textbook.
    • Archaic A servant.
    • a thing that acts an ancillary purpose, including an easel for a painter.
    • An auxiliary; a subordinate.
  • others:
    • Serving as an aid, adjunct, or accessory; subservient; additional; supplementary.
    • Serving as an aid, adjunct, or accessory; subservient; additional; supplementary.

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