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subsidiary

adjective uk   /səbˈsɪd.i.ər.i/ us    /-er-/
describes something less important than something else with which it is connected: a subsidiary role/factorOf little or less importance

subsidiary

noun [C] uk   /səbˈsɪd.i.ər.i/ us    /-er-/
a company that is owned by a larger companyMergers and takeoversBusinesses and enterprises
(Definition of subsidiary from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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