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Definition of holding company noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

holding company

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈhəʊldɪŋ kʌmpəni//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhoʊldɪŋ kʌmpəni//
 
 
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a company that is formed to buy shares in other companies which it then controls
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: holding company