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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A large iron drive-wheel projects high up through the front wall, providing a source of power for ancillary equipment.
▪ Carry the necessary ancillary equipment needed to make your visit to the offshore dive site pleasurable.
▪ The chapters commenced with a short description of the particular subject, followed by numerous photographs of vehicles and other ancillary equipment.
▪ An approximate total of some 2,000 tons of aircraft ancillary equipment is held in stock in four large warehouses.
▪ The growing tunnels and ancillary equipment can be leased over five years.
▪ A third cost element is the cost of ancillary services such as the swap fee.
▪ For example, some Health Authorities tried to obstruct the competitive tendering process for ancillary services.
▪ In addition to the catchers, a further 286 were employed by fish merchants and 131 in ancillary services.
▪ One of the areas I looked at first was the so-called ancillary services - that is cleaning, catering and laundry.
▪ Education services, of course, are a vitally important aid to parents in providing schooling and ancillary services.
▪ No hospital can function well without receptionists, cleaners, administrators, porters and all the other ancillary staff.
▪ The providers of domestic, portering and ward ancillary staff are also subjected to pressure from staff for the peak-holiday periods.
▪ Ancillary staff All educational establishments are dependent for their day-to-day running on the ancillary staff.
▪ It is the governors, too, who manage the teaching and ancillary staff.
▪ Could parents force a local authority to keep schools open during a strike of ancillary workers?
▪ Often the only staff who live within the school's catchment area are the caretaker and the ancillary workers.
▪ Film companies also make money in ancillary sales of T-shirts, toys, and so on.
▪ A large iron drive-wheel projects high up through the front wall, providing a source of power for ancillary equipment.
▪ A third cost element is the cost of ancillary services such as the swap fee.
▪ Could parents force a local authority to keep schools open during a strike of ancillary workers?
▪ Criticism by many research workers has led to the development of ancillary measures, involving more sophisticated techniques.
▪ The complex includes offices, stables and other ancillary buildings of red brick.
▪ The developer, Marlin Estates, spent £19m on Wisley and decided to steer clear of ancillary activities and concentrate on golf.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Ancillary \An"cil*la*ry\, a. [L. ancillaris, fr. ancilla a female servant.] Subservient or subordinate, like a handmaid; auxiliary.

The Convocation of York seems to have been always considered as inferior, and even ancillary, to the greater province.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1660s, "subservient, subordinate," from Latin ancillaris "relating to maidservants," diminutive of ancilla "handmaid," fem. diminutive of anculus "servant," literally "he who bustles about," from root of ambi- "about" (see ambi-) + PIE *kwol-o-, from root *kwel- (1) "move round, turn about, be much about" (see cycle (n.)).


a. subordinate; secondary; auxiliary; accessory. n. 1 Something that serves an ancillary function, such as an easel for a painter. 2 (context archaic English) An auxiliary; a subordinate.


adj. relating to something that is added but is not essential; "an ancillary pump"; "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"; "The mind and emotions are auxilliary to each other" [syn: accessory, adjunct, adjuvant, appurtenant, auxiliary, subsidiary]


Usage examples of "ancillary".

As a result, in each case, it was necessary to supplement the engram matrix with ancillary data obtained during prior downloading test runs with other subjects.

The port proper was enclosed and fenced, but ancillary businesses had grown up around it like whorehouses outside a military base: secondary shippers and expediters, gypsy truck collectives running rebuilt eighteen-wheelers, leaky fuel depots.

Big spherical deuterium tanks were plugged into the stress structure at the head of the cones, along with ancillary support equipment and ten small tokamaks that provided power for the main engine ignition sequence.

The Bletch is our local groundskeeper, ancillary services and so forth, the man who sprinkles the potted palms in the background and arranges for the billeting of transients such as yourself.

They looked ridiculous worn with my grey jacket, white shirt and college tie so I put on the matching white cotton jacket, and was soon dressed in the sort of outfit worn by physiotherapists, care assistants, support staff and ancillaries.

Their earlier capture plans were precipitated on an exterior capture of the dragon and a predefined sequence of moving charges on the primary and ancillary rails to channel the creature into the cage.

Karch was most often involved in what Grimaldi liked to call ancillary security issues and problems.

Noting that Figure 6 is very much simplified and does not show pumps, valves, controls, and ancillaries or accessories, the power system operates as follows: Liquid hydrogen and oxygen from the tanks are pumped to high pressure by small cryogenic pumps and injected into the steam generator where combustion takes place at controlled stoichiometric conditions.

Keeping the citywide grid of five-lane expressways open and the all-embracing network of rail tracks clear and functional for those three icy months of the year required thousands of snowplows and ancillary fleets of GPbots.

Congress to regulate the jurisdiction of the lower federal courts includes that of controlling the power of the courts to issue writs in cases where they have jurisdiction and to regulate other ancillary powers generally.

There were two large lecture amphitheaters on the first floor as well as several ancillary rooms.

Attendance was confined to other CEO's-those of Globanic's nine subsidiaries, all major companies themselves, most with their own ancillaries.

The diplomat's decision to speak to the CIA man in the busy, white-walled hallway was predicated on the fact that it was busy - nurses and ancillaries, doctors and specialists, roamed the halls conferring and answering phones that seemed to ring continuously.

Their physical surroundings-the drive ancillaries, the bulkheads-fell away in a panorama of boiling psi-stuff, and the children forced back the curtain with their unity, searching.

Start with the factory staff, but don't overlook people who work at the power stations and other ancillaries.