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sub·sid·i·ar·y

 (səb-sĭd′ē-ĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Serving to assist or supplement; auxiliary.
2. Secondary in importance; subordinate.
3. Of, relating to, or of the nature of a subsidy.
n. pl. sub·sid·i·ar·ies
1. One that is subsidiary to another.
2. A subsidiary company.
3. Music A theme subordinate to a main theme or subject.

[Latin subsidiārius, from subsidium, support; see subsidy.]

sub·sid′i·ar′i·ly (-âr′ə-lē) adv.

subsidiary

(səbˈsɪdɪərɪ)
adj
1. serving to aid or supplement; auxiliary
2. of lesser importance; subordinate in function
n, pl -aries
3. a person who or thing that is subsidiary
4. (Economics) short for subsidiary company
[C16: from Latin subsidiārius supporting, from subsidium subsidy]
subˈsidiarily adv
subˈsidiariness n

sub•sid•i•ar•y

(səbˈsɪd iˌɛr i)

adj., n., pl. -ar•ies. adj.
1. serving to assist or supplement.
2. subordinate or secondary: subsidiary issues.
n.
3. a subsidiary thing or person.
4. a company whose controlling interest is owned by another company.
[1535–45; < Latin subsidiārius=subsidi(um) (see subsidy) + -ārius -ary]
sub•sid`i•ar′i•ly (-ˌsɪd iˈɛər ə li, -ˈsɪd iˌɛr-) adv.
sub•sid′i•ar`i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.subsidiary - an assistant subject to the authority or control of anothersubsidiary - an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
assistant, helper, help, supporter - a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
associate - a person with subordinate membership in a society, institution, or commercial enterprise; "associates in the law firm bill at a lower rate than do partners"
bottom dog - a person of low status
cog - a subordinate who performs an important but routine function; "he was a small cog in a large machine"
man - a male subordinate; "the chief stationed two men outside the building"; "he awaited word from his man in Havana"
second fiddle, second banana - someone who serves in a subordinate capacity or plays a secondary role
2.subsidiary - a company that is completely controlled by another company
company - an institution created to conduct business; "he only invests in large well-established companies"; "he started the company in his garage"
Adj.1.subsidiary - functioning in a supporting capacity; "the main library and its auxiliary branches"
secondary - being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate; "the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher"; "a secondary source"; "a secondary issue"; "secondary streams"

subsidiary

noun
1. branch, division, section, office, department, wing, satellite, subdivision, subsection, local office a subsidiary of the American multinational

subsidiary

adjective
Giving or able to give help or support:
noun
A local unit of a business or an auxiliary controlled by such a business:
Translations
إضافيثانوي، فَرْعيشَرِكَةٌ تَابِعَةفُروع تابِعَه
dceřiná společnostdodatečnýfiliálnípobočkapodružný
datterselskabunderordnetdatter-
tytäryhtiö
podružnica
leányvállalatmásodlagos
auka-dótturfyrirtæki
子会社
자회사
filiālefiliāles-papildu-
doplňujúci
dotterbolag
บริษัทสาขา
công ty con

subsidiary

[səbˈsɪdɪərɪ]
A. ADJ
1. (= secondary) [interest, importance, role, question] → secundario
2. (Comm) [company, bank] → filial
3. (Univ) [subject, course] → complementario
I want to do subsidiary Spanishquiero hacer español como asignatura complementaria
B. N
1. (Comm) (= company) → filial f; (= bank) → sucursal f, filial f
2. (Univ) → asignatura f complementaria

subsidiary

[səbˈsɪdiəri]
adj
(= secondary) [role, matter] → subsidiaire
(British) (SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY) [subject] → complémentaire
n (also subsidiary company) → filiale f

subsidiary

adjuntergeordnet; questionzusätzlich; importancenebensächlich; subsidiary roleNebenrolle f; subsidiary subjectNebenfach nt; subsidiary companyTochtergesellschaft f; to be subsidiary to somethingeiner Sache (dat)untergeordnet sein

subsidiary

[səbˈsɪdɪərɪ]
1. adj (company) → consociato/a; (role) → secondario/a (Brit) (Univ) (subject) → complementare
subsidiary cone (Geol) → cono vulcanico secondario
2. n (Comm) → filiale f (Univ) → materia complementare

subsidiary

(səbˈsidjəri) adjective
1. adding to, or making a contribution towards, something larger, more important etc. questions that are subsidiary to the main one.
2. (of a firm, company etc) controlled by another, larger firm.
nounplural subˈsidiaries
something that is subsidiary. this firm and its subsidiaries.

subsidiary

شَرِكَةٌ تَابِعَة dceřiná společnost datterselskab Tochtergesellschaft θυγατρική εταιρεία filial tytäryhtiö filiale podružnica consociata 子会社 자회사 dochtermaatschappij datterselskap pomocnik subsidiária дочерняя компания dotterbolag บริษัทสาขา yan công ty con 子公司
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