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an·cil·lar·y

 (ăn′sə-lĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Of secondary importance; subordinate: "For Degas, sculpture was never more than ancillary to his painting" (Herbert Read).
2. Auxiliary or accessory: an ancillary pump.
n. pl. an·cil·lar·ies
1. Something that is subordinate or accessory to something else: a tripod, battery charger, and other camera ancillaries.
2. A person working in a supportive or subordinate role: school ancillaries who look after children who become sick.

[From Latin ancilla, maidservant, feminine diminutive of anculus, servant; see kwel- in Indo-European roots.]
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ancillary

(ænˈsɪlərɪ)
adj
1. subsidiary
2. auxiliary; supplementary: ancillary services.
n, pl -laries
a subsidiary or auxiliary thing or person: the company has an ancillary abroad.
[C17: from Latin ancillāris concerning maidservants, from ancilla, diminutive of ancūla female servant]
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an•cil•lar•y

(ˈæn səˌlɛr i; esp. Brit. ænˈsɪl ə ri)

adj., n., pl. -lar•ies. adj.
1. subordinate; subsidiary.
2. auxiliary; assisting.
n.
3. something that serves in an ancillary capacity.
[1660–70]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ancillary - furnishing added support; "an ancillary pump"; "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"; "The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other"
supportive - furnishing support or assistance; "a supportive family network"; "his family was supportive of his attempts to be a writer"
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ancillary

adjective supplementary, supporting, extra, additional, secondary, subsidiary, accessory, subordinate, auxiliary, contributory Ancillary services like cleaning are put up for competitive tender.
major, chief, main, prime, premier, primary, principal, cardinal
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ancillary

adjective
Giving or able to give help or support:
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Translations

ancillary

[ænˈsɪlərɪ] ADJ
1. (= secondary) → subordinado (to a)
2. (= supporting) [staff, workers] → auxiliar; [services] → complementario
3. (= additional) [charges, costs] → adicional
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ancillary

[ænˈsɪləri] adj [staff, worker] → auxiliaire; [services, equipment, charges] → auxiliaire
to be ancillary to sth → être subordonné(e) à qch
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ancillary

adj (= subordinate)Neben-; (= auxiliary)Hilfs-; ancillary course (Univ) → Begleitkurs m; ancillary industryZulieferindustrie f; ancillary staff/workersHilfskräfte pl; ancillary subject (Univ) → Nebenfach nt; ancillary troopsHilfstruppen pl
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ancillary

[ænˈsɪlərɪ] adjausiliario/a
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ancillary

adj auxiliar
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Through the Air Black Box platform, Flair will be able to market and sell high-value air-related ancillaries, including baggage fees, seat upgrades, and travel insurance, in addition to ground-based ancillaries, including car rental, parking, and hotel booking.
As medical benefits continue to move to voluntary, ancillaries are following suit.
TPConnects enable airlines and travel providers to sell all products related to air travel and not only the seats and limited ancillaries.
The Corby-based businesses, which combine two brands in one location, are now supplying the 'Moldtec' range of hot runner controllers and ancillaries.
Merchandising ancillaries using Amadeus Airline Ancillary Services is designed to help increase both the number of bookings the airline receives through the travel agency channel, and the revenue generated per passenger, said the statement.
Too many travel managers are not tracking ancillaries, he said.
Traditional carriers tend to make between 5-10 per cent of revenues from ancillaries, but the best in class is nearing 20 per cent," pointed out Toby Stokes, Middle East Airline Sector Leader at Ernst & Young.
Infact, the concept of ancillarisation is mainly based on the relationship between the two parties i.e., the parent firm and ancillaries and technical efficiency is a key factor in the long list of factors promoting the growth of ancillarisation in different countries of Europe, America, Asia etc.
"A major effort we made was to move heavily into ancillaries, an area we hadn't really been in before 1998 or so.