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English definition of “auxiliary”

auxiliary

adjective     /ɔːɡˈzɪliəri/
used in addition to the main team , organization , system , etc. in order to give extra help and support : auxiliary staff/police/nurses About 4800 unarmed auxiliary police officers work on a volunteer basis with the New York Police Department .
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