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Definition of subordinate noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    subordinate

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//səˈbɔrdn̩ət//
     
     
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  1. 1a person who has a position with less authority and power than someone else in an organization synonym inferior
  2. 2 the relationship between subordinates and superiors He always confers with his subordinates before making decisions.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: subordinate