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"auxiliary" in British English

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auxiliaryadjective

uk   /ɔːɡˈzɪl.i.ə.ri/  us   /ɑːɡˈzɪl.i.er.i/

auxiliarynoun

uk   /ɔːɡˈzɪl.i.ə.ri/  us   /ɑːɡˈzɪl.i.er.i/
(Definition of auxiliary from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"auxiliary" in American English

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auxiliaryadjective

 us   /ɔɡˈzɪl·jə·ri/
giving help or support, esp. to a more important person or thing: The hospital has an auxiliary power supply in case of a power failure.
(Definition of auxiliary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"auxiliary" in Business English

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auxiliaryadjective

uk   us   /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.

auxiliarynoun [C]

uk   us   /ɔːɡˈzɪliəri/ WORKPLACE
an employee, volunteer (= someone who works without pay), or organization whose job is to give extra help or support: hospital auxiliaries
(Definition of auxiliary from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “auxiliary”
in Spanish auxiliar…
in Vietnamese bổ trợ…
in Malaysian tambahan…
in Thai เสริม, หนุน…
in French auxiliaire…
in German Hilfs-……
in Chinese (Simplified) 辅助的…
in Turkish yardımcı, yardım eden…
in Russian дополнительный…
in Indonesian darurat…
in Chinese (Traditional) 輔助的…
in Polish pomocniczy…
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“auxiliary” in Business English

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A bunch of stuff about plurals
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