Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Serving to assist or supplement; auxiliary.
  • adjective Secondary in importance; subordinate.
  • adjective Of, relating to, or of the nature of a subsidy.
  • noun One that is subsidiary to another.
  • noun A subsidiary company.
  • noun Music A theme subordinate to a main theme or subject.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Held ready to furnish assistance; held as a reserve.
  • Lending assistance; aiding; assistant; furnishing help; ancillary.
  • Furnishingsupplementary supplies: as, a subsidiary stream.
  • Relating or pertaining to a subsidy; founded on or connected with a subsidy or subsidies: as, a subsidiary treaty.
  • noun One who or that which contributes aid or additional supplies; an auxiliary; an assistant.
  • noun In music, a subordinate theme or subject, especially in an episode of an extended work.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, contributes aid or additional supplies; an assistant; an auxiliary.
  • adjective Furnishing aid; assisting; auxiliary; helping; tributary; especially, aiding in an inferior position or capacity.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to a subsidy; constituting a subsidy; being a part of, or of the nature of, a subsidy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective auxiliary or supplemental
  • adjective secondary or subordinate
  • adjective of, or relating to a subsidy
  • noun A company owned by the parent company or holding company
  • noun music a subordinate theme

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective functioning in a supporting capacity
  • noun a company that is completely controlled by another company
  • noun an assistant subject to the authority or control of another

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin subsidiārius, from subsidium, support; see subsidy.]

Examples

  • Azerbaijan-based Unileasing is seeking to acquire Parex Leasing & Factoring, the title subsidiary in Azerbaijan of Latvia's Parex Leasing.

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  • On Jan. 4, 2010, Eco2 announced a deal with CarbonX Trade, which it described as a subsidiary of Lakewood, Colo. -based Green Ventures Future Fund.

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  • On Jan. 4, 2010, Eco2 announced a deal with CarbonX Trade, which it described as a subsidiary of Lakewood, Colo. -based Green Ventures Future Fund.

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  • On Jan. 4, 2010, Eco2 announced a deal with CarbonX Trade, which it described as a subsidiary of Lakewood, Colo. -based Green Ventures Future Fund.

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  • On Jan. 4, 2010, Eco2 announced a deal with CarbonX Trade, which it described as a subsidiary of Lakewood, Colo. -based Green Ventures Future Fund.

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  • On Jan. 4, 2010, Eco2 announced a deal with CarbonX Trade, which it described as a subsidiary of Lakewood, Colo. -based Green Ventures Future Fund.

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  • Sprint's Clearwire Corp. subsidiary is building a network using WiMax technology, which qualifies as 4G under the common industry definition.

    T-Mobile Renames Upgraded 3G Network '4G'

  • Sprint's Clearwire Corp. subsidiary is building a network using WiMax technology, which qualifies as 4G under the common industry definition.

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  • Energy is embedded in subsidiary issues including food, economics, population, pollution, and even politics.

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  • Lender Processing Services, the Jacksonville, Fla., company whose subsidiary is the subject of a federal probe for issues related to the preparation of foreclosure documentation, fought back this week against what it said were "mischaracterizations" by the media.

    Lender Processing Services acknowledges employees allowed to sign for managers on foreclosure paperwork

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