a company, organization etc that is connected with or controlled by a larger one:
Volvo's Japanese affiliate, Mitsubishi
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 Africacompany ➔ See alsocompany
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.