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Definition 1: a company that is completely controlled by another company - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for subsidiary in the sense of this definition

(subsidiary is a kind of ...) an institution created to conduct business

"he only invests in large well-established companies" "he started the company in his garage"

Definition 2: an assistant subject to the authority or control of another - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for subsidiary in the sense of this definition

(subsidiary is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of subsidiary ) 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"

(... is a kind of subsidiary ) a person of low status

(... is a kind of subsidiary ) a subordinate who performs an important but routine function

"he was a small cog in a large machine"

(... is a kind of subsidiary ) a male subordinate

"the chief stationed two men outside the building" "he awaited word from his man in Havana"

(... is a kind of subsidiary ) someone who serves in a subordinate capacity or plays a secondary role

Definition 3: functioning in a supporting capacity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where subsidiary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the main library and its auxiliary branches

Synonyms for subsidiary in the sense of this definition

(subsidiary is similar to ...) 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"

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