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"subsidiary" in British English

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subsidiaryadjective

uk   /səbˈsɪd.i.ər.i/  us   /-er-/

subsidiarynoun [C]

uk   /səbˈsɪd.i.ər.i/  us   /-er-/
a ​company that is ​owned by a ​largercompany
(Definition of subsidiary from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"subsidiary" in American English

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subsidiarynoun [C]

 us   /səbˈsɪd·iˌer·i/
a ​company that is ​owned by a ​largercompany
subsidiary
adjective  us   /səbˈsɪd·iˌer·i/
All the ​majorrecordcompanies had subsidiary ​labels under ​theircontrol.
(Definition of subsidiary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"subsidiary" in Business English

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subsidiarynoun [C]

uk   /səbˈsɪdiəri/  us   /səbˈsɪdieri/ (plural subsidiaries) (also subsidiary company) FINANCE
a ​company that is ​controlled by another: a banking/​foreign subsidiary a majority-owned/wholly ​owned subsidiarysubsidiary of sth California First Bank is a 77%-owned subsidiary of Bank of Tokyo.

subsidiaryadjective

uk   /səbˈsɪdiəri/  us   /səbˈsɪdieri/
FINANCE owned or ​controlled by another ​company: a subsidiary bank/business/outlet The ​company yesterday said its ​strategy is to ​grow subsidiary ​businesses for future ​sale.
used to describe something less important than something else, with which it is ​connected: Psychometric ​tests used at ​interview are not always ​accurate and only ​provide subsidiary ​information.subsidiary to sth The ​groupwants the ​protocol to be subsidiary to the WTO.
(Definition of subsidiary from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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