Definitions for subsidiarysəbˈsɪd iˌɛr i
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sub•sid•i•ar•ysəbˈsɪd iˌɛr i(adj.; n.)(pl.)-ar•ies.
(adj.)serving to assist or supplement.
subordinate or secondary:
(n.)a subsidiary thing or person.
a company whose controlling interest is owned by another company.
Origin of subsidiary:
1535–45; < L subsidiārius=subsidi(um) (see subsidy ) +-ārius -ary
subordinate, subsidiary, underling, foot soldier(noun)
an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
subsidiary company, subsidiary(adj)
a company that is completely controlled by another company
auxiliary, subsidiary, supplemental, supplementary(adj)
functioning in a supporting capacity
"the main library and its auxiliary branches"
A company owned by the parent company or holding company
a subordinate theme
auxiliary or supplemental
secondary or subordinate
of, or relating to a subsidy
furnishing aid; assisting; auxiliary; helping; tributary; especially, aiding in an inferior position or capacity; as, a subsidiary stream
of or pertaining to a subsidy; constituting a subsidy; being a part of, or of the nature of, a subsidy; as, subsidiary payments to an ally
one who, or that which, contributes aid or additional supplies; an assistant; an auxiliary
A subsidiary company, subsidiary, or sister company is a company that is completely or partly owned and partly or wholly controlled by another company that owns more than half of the subsidiary's stock. The subsidiary can be a company, corporation, or limited liability company. In some cases it is a government or state-owned enterprise. The controlling entity is called its parent company, parent, or holding company. An operating subsidiary is a business term constantly used within the United States railroad industry. In the case of a railroad, it refers to a company that is a subsidiary but operates with its own identity, locomotives and rolling stock. In contrast, a non-operating subsidiary would exist on paper only and would use the identity and rolling stock of the parent company. Subsidiaries are a common feature of business life, and all multinational corporations organize their operations in this way. Examples include holding companies such as Berkshire Hathaway, Time Warner, or Citigroup; as well as more focused companies such as IBM, or Xerox Corporation. These, and others, organize their businesses into national and functional subsidiaries, oftentimes with multiple levels of subsidiaries.
The Roycroft Dictionary
A competitor who has come off his perch through threats or bribes, or both.
Translations for subsidiary
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
adding to, or making a contribution towards, something larger, more important etc
questions that are subsidiary to the main one.
- subsidiárioPortuguese (BR)
- podružný; dodatečnýCzech
- secundario; adicionalSpanish
- lisa-, teisejärgulineEstonian
- subsidiaire, accessoireFrench
- dopunski, pomoćanCroatian
- ausiliario, complementareItalian
- šalutinis, papildomasLithuanian
- papildu-; palīg-Latvian
- underordnet, bi-Norwegian
- uzupełniający, podrzędnyPolish
- subsidiar, accesoriuRomanian
- pomocný; doplňujúciSlovak
- bi-, stöd-, sido-Swedish
- 輔助的Chinese (Trad.)
- допоміжний, додатковийUkrainian
- phụ trợVietnamese
- 辅助的Chinese (Simp.)
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