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aux·il·ia·ry

(awg-zil'yă-rē), Avoid the mispronunciation og-zil'ă-rē.
1. Functioning in an augmenting capacity; supplementary.
2. Functioning as a subordinate; secondary.

auxiliary

[ôksil′yərē]
Etymology: L, auxilium, aid
an individual or group serving in assistive, supporting, or complementary tasks in a clinical setting.

aux·il·ia·ry

(awg-zil'yă-rē)
1. Functioning in an augmenting capacity; supplementary.
2. Functioning as a subordinate; secondary.

aux·il·ia·ry

(awg-zil'yă-rē) Avoid the mispronunciation og-zil'ă-rē.
1. Functioning in an augmenting capacity; supplementary.
2. Functioning as a subordinate; secondary.
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The auxiliaries, also pictured above far left, are training to provide cover for Cleveland in the event of a national Fire Brigades Union strike which Chief Fire Officer Ian Hayton, centre left above, still hopes will be averted 040913FIRETRAIN_02 PETER REIMANN 040913FIRETRAIN_02 PETER REIMANN
To be sure, the women's auxiliaries articulated an uxorial identity for their members and stressed the importance of well-managed homes with competent wives at the helm, elements that could be taken as "bourgeois.
The auxiliaries responded by hosting "dry" activities for brotherhood members and their families away from the masculine spaces of workplace and lodge.
The brotherhoods' auxiliaries were consistent with those of other unions.
Over time, too many auxiliaries have stagnated -- some to the point of no return.
The social aspects of auxiliaries are indeed important to accomplishing the work, for many fundraising events require long hours of service, and it is much more pleasant to volunteer in the company of friends.
While some hardware suppliers may have gotten started early, the trend to downsizing auxiliaries has picked up steam and has by now enlisted the majority of vendors.
Processors interviewed say financing options have also enabled them to spend a little extra on auxiliaries to ensure reliability and good service.
JIT and zero-defect manufacturing are not only changing auxiliary equipment buying habits; they are leading some companies to downscale their engineering staffs, forcing processors to rely more on vendors to recommend the auxiliaries best suited for an application.