Definition - subordinate

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

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