|a.||1.||Placed in a lower order, class, or rank; holding a lower or inferior position.|
|2.||Inferior in order, nature, dignity, power, importance, or the like.|
|n.||1.||One who stands in order or rank below another; - distinguished from a principal.|
|v. t.||1.||To place in a lower order or class; to make or consider as of less value or importance; |
|2.||To make subject; to subject or subdue; |
|Noun||1.||subordinate - an assistant subject to the authority or control of another|
|2.||subordinate - a word that is more specific than a given word|
|Verb||1.||subordinate - rank or order as less important or consider of less value; "Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools"|
|2.||subordinate - make subordinate, dependent, or subservient; "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"|
|Adj.||1.||subordinate - lower in rank or importance|
dominant - exercising influence or control; "television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"; "the dominant partner in the marriage"
|2.||subordinate - subject or submissive to authority or the control of another; "a subordinate kingdom"|
insubordinate - not submissive to authority; "a history of insubordinate behavior"; "insubordinate boys"
|3.||subordinate - 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"|
|4.||subordinate - inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"|