subsidiary

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Subsidiary is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˌsʌbˈsɪd.jɜː(ɹ).i/, SAMPA: /%sVb"sId.j3:(r).i/

Noun[change]

Singular
subsidiary

Plural
subsidiaries

  1. A subsidiary is a company that is owned by a larger company.
    This company owns three subsidiaries that make different kinds of machines.

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Adjective[change]

Positive
subsidiary

Comparative
more subsidiary

Superlative
most subsidiary

  1. If something is subsidiary, it is connected, but lower in importance, rank, or level, etc.
    Surprisingly, the subsidiary company became more successful than the parent company.
    At some point work became subsidiary to music for her.

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