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sub•sid•i•ar•y



Pronunciation: (sub-sid'ē-er"ē), [key]
adj., n., pl. -ar•ies.


adj.
1. serving to assist or supplement; auxiliary; supplementary.
2. subordinate or secondary: subsidiary issues.
3. of or pertaining to a subsidiary.

n.
1. a subsidiary thing or person.
2. See subsidiary company.
3. Music.a subordinate theme or subject.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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