ancillary
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ancillary(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (additional)
a. complementario
Ancillary care is intended to help doctors focus on only the most pressing issues.Los cuidados complementarios están diseñados para que los doctores puedan concentrarse exclusivamente en los asuntos más apremiantes.
b. auxiliar
We rely on our ancillary workers to keep us informed of what's happening on the ground.Contamos con nuestros trabajadores auxiliares para mantenernos al tanto de lo que sucede sobre el terreno.
2. (secondary)
a. subordinado
Eva's true love was prose, while poetry was of ancillary interest to her.La verdadera pasión de Eva era la prosa; la poesía le era de interés subordinado.
b. secundario
The bus had to take an ancillary road due to the mudslide on the main road.El autobús tuvo que ir por un camino secundario debido al alud de lodo en la carretera.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (assisting employee)
a. el auxiliar
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la auxiliar
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Sam accepted a job working as an ancillary at the school until he could find a full-time teaching position.Sam aceptó un trabajo de auxiliar en la escuela hasta que pudiera encontrar un puesto en la enseñanza a tiempo completo.
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ancillary
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (staff, workers)
a. auxiliar
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ancillary [ænˈsɪlərɪ]
adjective
1 (secondary) subordinado;to a
Scientific development meant the growth of numerous professions ancillary to medecine Initially, the Society `was practically ancillary to the Review, designed to support it' The picture I have painted of linguistics as a discipline ancillary to others is quite accurate for the period before Chomsky
2 (supporting) [+staff, workers] auxiliar; [+services] complementario
Education services, of course, are a vitally important aid to parents in providing schooling and ancillary services
3 (additional) [+charges, costs] adicional
Ancillary charges are at least $30 per day ...duty, VAT, freight and ancillary costs on top
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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