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subsidiary

adjective uk   /səbˈsɪd.i.ər.i/  us   /-er-/
used to refer to something less important than something else with which it is connected: a subsidiary role/factor

subsidiary

noun [C] uk   /səbˈsɪd.i.ər.i/  us   /-er-/
a company that is owned by a larger company
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