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Definition of "subordination" [sub•or•di•na•tion]

  • The process of making something subordinate. (noun)
  • The property of being subordinate. (noun)
  • The quality of being properly obedient to a superior (as a superior officer). (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "subordination" in a sentence
  • "– I feel like the jump from the first clause (the ultimate cost for subordination is her memories) to the second (can she master the art of mind-hacking without blowing her cover?) is kind of awkward."
  • "Qom's lack of subordination is a threat to Khamenei's rule and to the long-term survival of the Islamic Republic -- a system which prides itself with fusing (at least in theory) Islamic values and a republican form of governance."
  • "The subordination is supported by the actions of individuals, cultural norms and values, and the institutional structures and practices of society."