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Meaning of SUBORDINATION

Pronunciation:  sub`ordun'eyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of mastering or subordinating someone
  2. [n]  the quality of obedient submissiveness
  3. [n]  the grammatical relation of a modifying word or phrase to its head
  4. [n]  the semantic relation of being subordinate or belonging to a lower rank or class
  5. [n]  the state of being subordinate to something
 

SUBORDINATION is a 13 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: hyponymy, mastery
 
 Antonyms: insubordination
 
 See Also: dependance, dependence, dependency, domination, grammatical relation, semantic relation, submissiveness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sub*or`di*na"tion\, n. [Cf. F. subordination.]
1. The act of subordinating, placing in a lower order, or
   subjecting.

2. The quality or state of being subordinate or inferior to
   an other; inferiority of rank or dignity; subjection.

         Natural creature having a local subordination.
                                               --Holyday.

3. Place of inferior rank.

         Persons who in their several subordinations would be
         obliged to follow the example of their superiors.
                                               --Swift.

 

 

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