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parent companynoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​company that ​controls other ​smallercompanies
(Definition of parent company from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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parent companynoun [C]

uk   us   (also parent) FINANCE
a ​company that ​owns one or more other ​companies: The parent company's ​stockprice has ​dropped almost by half. Minnwest is the parent ​company of five ​communitybanks. The ​subsidiary has ​issuedshares that are ​guaranteed by its parent.
(Definition of parent company from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “parent company”
in Chinese (Simplified) 母公司,总公司…
in Turkish ana şirket, asıl kuruluş…
in Russian компания-учредитель…
in Chinese (Traditional) 母公司,總公司…
in Polish spółka dominująca…
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