Definitions of subordinate:
  • noun:   an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
  • noun:   a word that is more specific than a given word
  • verb:   make subordinate, dependent, or subservient
    Example: "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"
  • verb:   rank or order as less important or consider of less value
    Example: "Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools"
  • adjective:   subject or submissive to authority or the control of another
    Example: "A subordinate kingdom"
  • adjective:   lower in rank or importance
  • adjective:   of a clause; unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence
    Example: "A subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence"
  • adjective:   inferior in rank or status
    Example: "A subordinate functionary"

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