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Topic: COMPANIES


subsidiary

1 noun
     
sub‧sid‧i‧a‧ry1 plural subsidiaries [countable]
BBC a company that is owned or controlled by another larger company:
a subsidiary of a US company
one of our Japanese subsidiaries
WORD FOCUS: company WORD FOCUS: company
similar words: firm, business

a big company: corporation, multinational, conglomerate

an Internet company: dot-com

a company that is owned by a larger company: subsidiary, affiliate

abbreviations used in company names: Ltd (Limited)
Co.
(Company)
Corp.
(Corporation)
PLC
(Public Limited Company) British English, Pty. (Proprietary) used in Australia and South Africa
company

See also
company
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