Meaning of subordinate

Definition of subordinate

(adj) lower in rank or importance
subject or submissive to authority or the control of another; "a subordinate kingdom"
(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"
(noun) an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
a word that is more specific than a given word
(verb) rank or order as less important or consider of less value; "Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools"
make subordinate, dependent, or subservient; "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"

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