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subsidiary

 
Adjective subsidiary has 2 senses
  1. accessory, adjunct, ancillary, adjuvant, appurtenant, auxiliary, subsidiary - relating to something that is added but is not essential; "an ancillary pump"; "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"; "The mind and emotions are auxilliary to each other"
    Antonym: unsupportive (indirect, via supportive)
  2. auxiliary, subsidiary, supplemental, supplementary - functioning in a subsidiary or supporting capacity; "the main library and its auxiliary branches"
    Antonym: primary (indirect, via secondary)
Noun subsidiary has 2 senses
  1. subordinate, subsidiary, underling, foot soldier - an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
    --1 is a kind of assistant, helper, help, supporter
    --1 has particulars: bottom dog; man; second fiddle, second banana
  2. subsidiary company, subsidiary - a company that is completely controlled by another company
    --2 is a kind of company
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