subordination

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French subordination, from Medieval Latin subordinatio

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subordination (countable and uncountable, plural subordinations)

  1. The process of making something subordinate.
  2. The process of subordinating.
  3. The property of being subordinate; inferiority of rank or position.
  4. The quality of being properly obedient to a superior (as a superior officer).

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin subordinātiō. See also subordonner and -ation.

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Noun[edit]

subordination f (plural subordinations)

  1. subordination.
  2. (grammar) use of subclauses
    Antonym: parataxe

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