An example of subsidiary is an extra worksheet for a lesson that focuses on a smaller subject which was covered in the lesson plan for the day.
An example of subsidiary used as an adjective is subsidiary income which means extra income.
An example of subsidiary used as an adjective is a subsidiary employee, a junior level person.
An example of a subsidiary is a company that is controlled by another company.
- A company controlled by another company which owns all or a majority of its shares.
- (music) A subordinate theme.
Origin of subsidiary
- Latin subsidiārius from subsidium support subsidy
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition