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subordinatemore about subordinate


  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Subordinate  \Sub*or"di*nate\,  n. 
  One  who  stands  in  order  or  rank  below  another;  -- 
  distinguished  from  a  principal.  --Milton. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Subordinate  \Sub*or"di*nate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Subordinated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Subordinating}.] 
  1.  To  place  in  a  lower  order  or  class;  to  make  or  consider  as 
  of  less  value  or  importance;  as  to  subordinate  one 
  creature  to  another. 
  2.  To  make  subject;  to  subject  or  subdue;  as  to  subordinate 
  the  passions  to  reason.  --  {Sub*or"di*nate*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Sub*or"di*nate*ness},  n. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Subordinate  \Sub*or"di*nate\,  a.  [Pref.  sub  +  L.  ordinatus  p. 
  p.  of  ordinare  to  set  in  order  to  arrange.  See  {Ordain}.] 
  1.  Placed  in  a  lower  order  class,  or  rank;  holding  a  lower 
  or  inferior  position. 
  The  several  kinds  and  subordinate  species  of  each 
  are  easily  distinguished.  --Woodward. 
  2.  Inferior  in  order  nature,  dignity,  power,  importance,  or 
  the  like 
  It  was  subordinate,  not  enslaved,  to  the 
  understanding.  --South. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  lower  in  rank  or  importance  [syn:  {low-level}]  [ant:  {dominant}] 
  2:  subject  or  submissive  to  authority  or  the  control  of 
  another;  "a  subordinate  kingdom"  [ant:  {insubordinate}] 
  3:  (grammar)  of  a  clause;  unable  to  stand  alone  syntactically 
  as  a  complete  sentence;  "a  subordinate  (or  dependent) 
  clause  functions  as  a  noun  or  adjective  or  adverb  within  a 
  sentence"  [syn:  {dependent}]  [ant:  {independent}] 
  4:  inferior  in  rank  or  status;  "the  junior  faculty";  "a  lowly 
  corporal";  "petty  officialdom";  "a  subordinate 
  functionary"  [syn:  {junior-grade},  {inferior},  {lower},  {lower-ranking}, 
  {lowly},  {petty(a)},  {secondary},  {subaltern}] 
  n  1:  someone  subject  to  the  authority  or  control  of  another  [syn: 
  {subsidiary},  {underling}] 
  2:  a  word  that  is  more  specific  than  a  given  word  [syn:  {hyponym}, 
  {subordinate  word}] 
  v  :  rank  as  less  important 

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