- Adjective and Noun
- (UK) enPR: sə-bôʹdĭn-ət, IPA(key): /səˈbɔːdɪnət/
- (US) enPR: sə-bôrʹdĭn-ət, IPA(key): /səˈbɔrdɪnət/
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- (UK) enPR: sə-bôʹdĭn-āt, IPA(key): /səˈbɔːdɪneɪt/
- (US) enPR: sə-bôrʹdĭn-āt, IPA(key): /səˈbɔrdɪneɪt/
- Placed in a lower class, rank, or position.
- The several kinds and subordinate species of each are easily distinguished.
- Submissive or inferior to, or controlled by, authority.
- It was subordinate, not enslaved, to the understanding.
- (grammar, of a clause, not comparable) dependent on and either modifying or complementing the main clause
- In the sentence, “The barbecue finished before John arrived”, the subordinate clause “before John arrived” specifies the time of the main clause, “The barbecue finished”.
- (placed in a lower class, rank, or position): lesser
- (grammar, dependent on the main clause): dependent
- (placed in a lower class, rank, or position): superior, superordinate
- (Submissive to or controlled by authority): insubordinate
- (grammar, dependent on and either modifying or complementing the main clause): independent, main
placed in a lower class, rank, or position
subordinate (plural subordinates)
- (countable) One who is subordinate.
one who is subordinate
- (transitive) To make subservient.
- (transitive) To treat as of less value or importance.
- (transitive, finance) To make of lower priority in order of payment in bankruptcy.
to make subservient
to treat as of less value or importance