Subsidiary meaning

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Subsidiary is defined as something that is secondary or extra.

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.

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The definition of subsidiary is something that gives support, something that is secondary in importance or an organizational group that is in a lower organizational position.

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.

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One that is subsidiary to another.
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Giving aid, support, service, etc.; serving to supplement; auxiliary.
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Serving to assist or supplement; auxiliary.
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Secondary in importance; subordinate.
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Of, relating to, or of the nature of a subsidy.
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A subsidiary company.
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(music) A theme subordinate to a main theme or subject.
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Being in a secondary or subordinate relationship.
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Of, constituting, or maintained by a subsidy or subsidies.
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A person or thing that is subsidiary.
  • A company controlled by another company which owns all or a majority of its shares.
  • (music) A subordinate theme.
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A company that is owned by another larger company. A subsidiary is controlled by its parent company.
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A subsidiary stream.

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Of, or relating to a subsidy.

Subsidiary payments to an ally.

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A company owned by a parent company or a holding company, also called daughter company or sister company.
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(music) A subordinate theme.
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Origin of subsidiary

  • Latin subsidiārius from subsidium support subsidy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition