Auxiliary

Definition of Auxiliary

Aux`il´ia`ry
a.1.Conferring aid or help; helping; aiding; assisting; subsidiary; as auxiliary troops.
Auxiliary scales
(Mus.) the scales of relative or attendant keys. See under Attendant, a.
Auxiliary verbs
(Gram.) See Auxiliary, n., 3.
n.1.A helper; an assistant; a confederate in some action or enterprise.
2.(Mil.) Foreign troops in the service of a nation at war; (rarely in sing.), a member of the allied or subsidiary force.
3.(Gram.) A verb which helps to form the voices, modes, and tenses of other verbs; - called, also, an auxiliary verb; as, have, be, may, can, do, must, shall, and will, in English; être and avoir, in French; avere and essere, in Italian; estar and haber, in Spanish.
4.(Math.) A quantity introduced for the purpose of simplifying or facilitating some operation, as in equations or trigonometrical formulæ.

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