Definition of subsidiary noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//səbˈsɪdiəri//
; NAmE NAmE//səbˈsɪdieri//
Running a business
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(pl. subsidiaries) a business company that is owned or controlled by another larger company She’s working for an overseas subsidiary of the company. See related entries: Running a business Word Originmid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘serving to help or supplement’): from Latin subsidiarius, from subsidium ‘support, assistance’.Extra examples The company operates as a wholly-owned subsidiary of a large French company. The company operates two subsidiaries. a 58%-owned subsidiary of Millennium Graphics their decision to open a subsidiary in India
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