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English adjective: subsidiary

1. subsidiary functioning in a supporting capacity

SamplesThe main library and its auxiliary branches.

Synonymsauxiliary, supplemental, supplementary



English noun: subsidiary

1. subsidiary (person) an assistant subject to the authority or control of another

Synonymsfoot soldier, subordinate, underling

Broader (hypernym)assistant, help, helper, supporter

Narrower (hyponym)associate, bottom dog, cog, man, second banana, second fiddle

2. subsidiary (group) a company that is completely controlled by another company

Synonymssubsidiary company

Broader (hypernym)company

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