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From Middle French subordination, from Medieval Latin subordinatio.

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subordination (countable and uncountable, plural subordinations)

  1. The process of making or classing (something or somebody) as subordinate.
  2. The property of being subordinate; inferiority of rank or position.
  3. The quality of being properly obedient to a superior (as a superior officer); this quality as a systemic principle of discipline within a hierarchical organization.

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Borrowed from Late Latin subordinātiōnem. See also subordonner and -ation.

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subordination f (plural subordinations)

  1. subordination
  2. (grammar) use of subclauses
    Antonym: parataxe

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