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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sub·sid·i·ary /səbˈsɪdiˌɛri, ˈsɪdəri/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sub·sid·i·a·ry a.
 1. Furnishing aid; assisting; auxiliary; helping; tributary; especially, aiding in an inferior position or capacity; as, a subsidiary stream.
    Chief ruler and principal head everywhere, not suffragant and subsidiary.   --Florio.
    They constituted a useful subsidiary testimony of another state of existence.   --Coleridge.
 2. Of or pertaining to a subsidy; constituting a subsidy; being a part of, or of the nature of, a subsidy; as, subsidiary payments to an ally.
    George the Second relied on his subsidiary treaties.   --Ld. Mahon.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sub·sid·i·a·ry, n.; pl. Subsidiaries  One who, or that which, contributes aid or additional supplies; an assistant; an auxiliary.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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" [syn: accessory, adjunct, ancillary,
              adjuvant, appurtenant, auxiliary]
      2: functioning in a subsidiary or supporting capacity; "the
         main library and its auxiliary branches" [syn: auxiliary,
          supplemental, supplementary]
      n 1: an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
           [syn: subordinate, underling, foot soldier]
      2: a company that is completely controlled by another company
         [syn: subsidiary company]