from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A company controlling partial or complete interest in another company or other companies.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Finance) A company that controls other independently incorporated companies by ownership of most or all of their stock, but does not directly control the daily operations of those companies.
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- noun business A company whose main purpose is to own
sharesof other companies as opposed to producing goods and services.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a company with controlling shares in other companies
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