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Definition of subordinate adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    subordinate

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//səˈbɔrdn̩ət//
     
     
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  1. 1subordinate (to somebody) having less power or authority than someone else in a group or an organization In many societies women are subordinate to men.
  2. 2subordinate (to something) less important than something else synonym secondary All other issues are subordinate to this one.
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