Definitions for subordination
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sub•or•di•natesəˈbɔr dn ɪt; -dnˌeɪt(adj., n.; v.; adj.; n.)-nat•ed, -nat•ing.
(adj.)placed in or belonging to a lower order or rank.
of less importance; secondary.
subject to or under the authority of a superior.
subservient or inferior.
acting as a modifier in a grammatical construction, as when I finished in of or pertaining to a subordinating conjunction.
They were glad when I finished.
(n.)a subordinate person or thing.
(v.t.)to place in a lower order or rank.
to make secondary (usu. fol. by to).
to make subject, subservient, or dependent (usu. fol. by to).
Origin of subordinate:
1425–75; < ML subōrdinātus, ptp. of subōrdināre= L sub-sub - +ōrdināre to order, der. of ōrdō, s. ōrdin- rank, order ; see -ate1
the state of being subordinate to something
the semantic relation of being subordinate or belonging to a lower rank or class
the grammatical relation of a modifying word or phrase to its head
the quality of obedient submissiveness
the act of mastering or subordinating someone
The process of making something subordinate.
The property of being subordinate.
The quality of being properly obedient to a superior (as a superior officer).
the act of subordinating, placing in a lower order, or subjecting
the quality or state of being subordinate or inferior to an other; inferiority of rank or dignity; subjection
place of inferior rank
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