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subordination

[ suh-bawr-dn-ey-shuhn ]
/ s蓹藢b蓴r dn藞e瑟 蕛蓹n /
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noun
the act of placing in a lower rank or position: The refusal to allow women to be educated was part of society's subordination of women to men.
the act subordinating, or of making dependent, secondary, or subservient.
the condition of being subordinated, or made dependent, secondary, or subservient.
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Which of the following nouns has an irregular plural form?
Sometimes sub路or路di路na路cy [suh-bawr-dn-uh-see] /s蓹藞b蓴r dn 蓹 si/ .

OTHER WORDS FROM subordination

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How to use subordination in a sentence

Cultural definitions for subordination

subordination

The use of expressions that make one element of a sentence dependent on another. In the following sentence, the first (italicized) clause (also called a subordinate clause) is subordinate to the second clause: 鈥Despite all efforts toward a peaceful settlement of the dispute, war finally broke out.鈥 (Compare coordination, dependent clause, and independent clause.)

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