AskDefine | Define subordination

Dictionary Definition



1 the state of being subordinate to something
2 the semantic relation of being subordinate or belonging to a lower rank or class [syn: hyponymy]
3 the grammatical relation of a modifying word or phrase to its head
4 the quality of obedient submissiveness [ant: insubordination]
5 the act of mastering or subordinating someone [syn: mastery]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The process of making something subordinate.
  2. The property of being subordinate.
  3. The quality of being properly obedient to a superior (as a superior officer).

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Extensive Definition

Subordination may refer to one of the following.
See also Insubordination
subordination in French: Subordination
subordination in Ukrainian: Субординація

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