subsidiary

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PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌsʌbˈsɪd.jɜː(ɹ).i/

AdjectiveEdit

subsidiary (comparative more subsidiary, superlative most subsidiary)

  1. auxiliary or supplemental
    • Florio
      chief ruler and principal head everywhere, not suffragant and subsidiary
    • Coleridge
      They constituted a useful subsidiary testimony of another state of existence.
  2. secondary or subordinate
    a subsidiary stream
  3. of, or relating to a subsidy
    subsidiary payments to an ally
    • Ld. Mahon
      George the Second relied on his subsidiary treaties.

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NounEdit

subsidiary (plural subsidiaries)

  1. A company owned by a parent company or a holding company, also called daughter company or sister company.
  2. (music) a subordinate theme

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Last modified on 18 April 2014, at 01:23