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.
  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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