placed in or belonging to a lower order or rank.
of less importance; secondary.
subject to or under the authority of a superior.
subservient or inferior.
acting as a modifier, as when I finished, which is subordinate to They were glad in They were glad when I finished.
noting or pertaining to a subordinating conjunction.
a subordinate person or thing.
verb (used with object), subordinated, subordinating.
to place in a lower order or rank.
to make secondary (usually followed by to):
to subordinate work to pleasure.
to make subject, subservient, or dependent (usually followed by to):
to subordinate passion to reason.
of lesser order or importance
under the authority or control of another: a subordinate functionary
a person or thing that is subordinate
verb (səˈbɔːdɪˌneɪt) (transitive) usually foll by to
to put in a lower rank or position (than)
to make subservient: to subordinate mind to heart
noun, Grammar. 1. a clause that modifies the principal clause or some part of it or that serves a noun function in the principal clause, as when she arrived in the sentence I was there when she arrived or that she has arrived in the sentence I doubt that she has arrived. subordinate clause noun […]
- Subordinate con-junction
or subordinate conjunction noun, Grammar. 1. a conjunction introducing a subordinate clause, as when in They were glad when I finished. subordinating conjunction noun 1. a conjunction that introduces subordinate clauses, such as if, because, although, and until Compare coordinating conjunction
[suh-bawr-dn-ey-tid] /səˈbɔr dnˌeɪ tɪd/ adjective, Finance. 1. noting or designating a debt obligation whose holder is placed in precedence below secured and general creditors: subordinated debentures. adjective 1. placed in or belonging to a lower order or rank. 2. of less importance; secondary. 3. subject to or under the authority of a superior. 4. subservient […]
- Subordinated debt
noun 1. (commerce) a debt that an unsecured creditor can only claim, in the event of a liquidation, after the claims of secured creditors have been paid