Type: adjective, noun

Definitions: (adjective) If something is subsidiary, it is connected, but lower in importance, rank, or level, etc. (noun) A subsidiary is a company that is owned by a larger company.

Examples: (adjective) At some point work became subsidiary to music for her. (adjective) Surprisingly, the subsidiary company became more successful than the parent company. (noun) This company owns a subsidiary that make different kinds of computer software.

Synonyms: nouns: subordinate, minor. adjectives: subordinate, minor, secondary.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 6 B