[ suh b-sid-ee-er-ee ]
/ səbˈsɪd iˌɛr i /
serving to assist or supplement; auxiliary; supplementary.
subordinate or secondary: subsidiary issues.
of or relating to a subsidiary.
noun, plural sub·sid·i·ar·ies.
a subsidiary thing or person.
Music. a subordinate theme or subject.
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Origin of subsidiary
OTHER WORDS FROM subsidiarysub·sid·i·ar·i·ly [suh b-sid-ee-air-uh-lee, -sid-ee-er-] /səbˌsɪd iˈɛər ə li, -ˈsɪd iˌɛr-/, adverbsub·sid·i·ar·i·ness, nounnon·sub·sid·i·ar·y, adjective, noun, plural non·sub·sid·i·ar·ies.un·sub·sid·i·ar·y, adjective
Words nearby subsidiary
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British Dictionary definitions for non-subsidiary
/ (səbˈsɪdɪərɪ) /
serving to aid or supplement; auxiliary
of lesser importance; subordinate in function
noun plural -aries
a person who or thing that is subsidiary
short for subsidiary company
Derived forms of subsidiarysubsidiarily, adverbsubsidiariness, noun
Word Origin for subsidiary
C16: from Latin subsidiārius supporting, from subsidium subsidy
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