subordinated

[suh-bawr-dn-ey-tid]

Origin:
subordinate + -ed2

unsubordinated, adjective
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subordinate

[adj., n. suh-bawr-dn-it; v. suh-bawr-dn-eyt]
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 or inferior.
5.
subject; dependent.
6.
Grammar.
a.
acting as a modifier, as when I finished, which is subordinate to They were glad in They were glad when I finished.
b.
noting or pertaining to a subordinating conjunction.
7.
Obsolete, submissive.
noun
8.
a subordinate person or thing.
verb (used with object), subordinated, subordinating.
9.
to place in a lower order or rank.
10.
to make secondary (usually followed by to ): to subordinate work to pleasure.
11.
to make subject, subservient, or dependent (usually followed by to ): to subordinate passion to reason.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English (adj.) < Medieval Latin subōrdinātus past participle of subōrdināre to subordinate, equivalent to Latin sub- sub- + ōrdin- (stem of ōrdō) rank, order + -ātus -ate1

subordinately, adverb
subordinateness, noun
subordination, subordinacy [suh-bawr-dn-uh-see] , noun
subordinative [suh-bawr-dn-ey-tiv, -bawr-dn-uh-] , adjective
nonsubordinate, adjective
nonsubordinating, adjective
presubordinate, verb (used with object), presubordinated, presubordinating.
self-subordinating, adjective
unsubordinate, adjective
unsubordinative, adjective


2. ancillary. 8. inferior, subject. 9. lower, reduce.


2. superior; primary.
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subordinate
 
adj
1.  of lesser order or importance
2.  under the authority or control of another: a subordinate functionary
 
n
3.  a person or thing that is subordinate
 
vb (usually foll by to)
4.  to put in a lower rank or position (than)
5.  to make subservient: to subordinate mind to heart
 
[C15: from Medieval Latin subordināre, from Latin sub- + ordō rank]
 
sub'ordinately
 
adv
 
subordi'nation
 
n
 
sub'ordinateness
 
n
 
sub'ordinative
 
adj

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subordinate
1456, from M.L. subordinatus "placed in a lower order, made subject," pp. of subordinare "place in a lower order," from L. sub "under" + ordinare "arrange" (see ordain). The verb meaning "to bring into a subordinate position" is recorded from 1597.
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Example sentences
Onlookers are utterly subordinated to the dominating and exotic declaration.
Local details are subordinated to subjective musings.
Undoubtedly there is a right way of reading, so it be sternly subordinated.
Native groups who were subordinated often took upon a role as shock troops
  against the unconquered peoples beyond the frontier.
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