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  1. subsidiary

    • IPA[səbˈsidēˌerē]

    美式

    • adj.
      less important than but related or supplementary to something;(of a company) controlled by a holding or parent company
    • n.
      a company controlled by a holding company;a thing that is of lesser importance than but related to something else
    • noun: subsidiary, plural noun: subsidiaries

    • 釋義

    形容詞

    • 1. less important than but related or supplementary to something many environmentalists argue that the cause of animal rights is subsidiary to that of protecting the environment
    • (of a company) controlled by a holding or parent company all the firm's subsidiary companies have to operate under broad general guidelines

    名詞

    • 1. a company controlled by a holding company the firm's Spanish subsidiary
    • a thing that is of lesser importance than but related to something else Mozart follows his first theme by a crowd of subsidiaries