From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsubsidiarysub‧sid‧i‧a‧ry1 /səbˈsɪdiəri $ -dieri/ ●○○ noun (plural subsidiaries) [countable] BBCa company that is owned or controlled by another larger company a subsidiary of a US company one of our Japanese subsidiaries► see thesaurus at company
Examples from the Corpussubsidiary• Relco plans to establish a subsidiary company in the UK with a capital of around $4m.• InterHarvest is a subsidiary of United Brands.• Under our law, a subsidiary can go bankrupt and normally the parent company will not be liable for its debts.• Lowe is part of the Lowe Group, one of the three large subsidiaries of Interpublic.• Sharp Electronics is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation.• Buying back the subsidiary will cost the last twelve months in sales times a factor of 0.75 to 1.5.• The subsidiary has 50 offices around the country.• The stated intention of the Eleventh Directive is to harmonise the laws relating to subsidiaries and branches.subsidiarysubsidiary2 ●○○ AWL adjective formal UNIMPORTANTconnected with, but less important than, something else SYN secondary a subsidiary hypothesissubsidiary to All other issues are subsidiary to this one.
Examples from the Corpussubsidiary• All subsidiary companies are 100 percent owned.• Some 600 of the workforce will transfer to the subsidiary company.• The J. B., etc. was one of Mr. Bonanza's little subsidiary concerns.• Incidentally women may be mentioned, in prayers or as subsidiary figures in readings.• Philips plans to ship players, under both its Philips and subsidiary Magnavox labels, late this year.• Your seven ideas should be subsidiary ones to the main theme you are trying to communicate.• It was also used as the finish for small or irregularly shaped subsidiary roofs over bays and porches, etc.• If you take the English literature course, you can do linguistics as a subsidiary subject.• The formulation of a lasting peace settlement was the main objective, and everything else was seen as subsidiary to it.subsidiary to• The Pacific Fleet's plan was subsidiary to the Navy's overall strategy.From Longman Business Dictionarysubsidiarysub‧sid‧i‧a‧ry1 /səbˈsɪdiəri-dieri/ noun (plural subsidiaries) [countable] a company that is at least half-owned by another companyIt is important that investors are able to deal with confidence with enterprises from other member states, whether directly, or through their subsidiaries.subsidiary ofChase Manhattan Bank is a subsidiary of Chase Manhattan Corp. → partly-owned subsidiary → sales subsidiary → wholly-owned subsidiarysubsidiarysubsidiary2 adjective connected with, but less important than, somethingsubsidiary toThe issue of responsibility is subsidiary to the pressing need to compensate victims.Origin subsidiary2 (1500-1600) Latin subsidiarius, from subsidium; → SUBSIDY