1. [Adjective]: lower in rank or importance

2. [Adjective]: subject or submissive to authority or the control of another; "a subordinate kingdom"

3. [Adjective]: 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. [Noun]: an assistant subject to the authority or control of another

5. [Noun]: a word that is more specific than a given word

6. inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"

7. [Verb]: rank or order as less important or consider of less value; "Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools"

8. [Verb]: make subordinate, dependent, or subservient; "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"

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