[ an-suh-ler-ee or, especially British, an-sil-uh-ree ]
/ ˈæn səˌlɛr i or, especially British, ænˈsɪl ə ri /
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noun, plural an·cil·lar·ies.
something that serves in an ancillary capacity: Slides, records, and other ancillaries can be used with the basic textbook.
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How to use ancillary in a sentence
Of these 67, 32 were pottery vessels and 12 were ceramic ancillaries.Mohave Pottery|Alfred L. Kroeber
British Dictionary definitions for ancillary
/ (ænˈsɪlərɪ) /
auxiliary; supplementaryancillary services
noun plural -laries
a subsidiary or auxiliary thing or personthe company has an ancillary abroad
Word Origin for ancillary
C17: from Latin ancillāris concerning maidservants, from ancilla, diminutive of ancūla female servant
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Medical definitions for ancillary
[ ăn′sə-lĕr′ē ]
Relating to or being auxiliary or secondary.
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