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subsidiary

sub·sid·i·ar·y

subsidiary

 
pronunciation:
sb sI di eI ri
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: assisting or supplementing.
synonyms:
ancillary, auxiliary
antonyms:
main, primary
similar words:
accessory, additional, adjunct, attendant, collateral, side, supplementary, supporting
definition 2: lesser in rank or importance; subordinate.
He considered the needs of his family subsidiary to his.
synonyms:
ancillary, auxiliary, secondary, subordinate
antonyms:
main, predominant, principal
similar words:
inferior, lower, side, subaltern
definition 3: of, pertaining to, or being a subsidy.
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: subsidiaries
definition 1: one that is subsidiary.
synonyms:
auxiliary
similar words:
accessory, adjunct, junior, secondary, subaltern, subordinate
definition 2: a business enterprise controlled by another company.
The parent company has profited from the success of its smaller subsidiaries.
synonyms:
affiliate
similar words:
branch