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“… valuable and therefore subordinate to …”

meanings of subordinate


  1. Placed in a lower class, rank, or position.
  2. Dependent on and either modifying or complementing the main clause.
  3. Descending in a regular series.
  4. Submissive or inferior to, or controlled by authority. Antonym: insubordinate.


  1. To make subservient.
  2. To make of lower priority in order of payment in bankruptcy.
  3. To treat as of less value or importance.


  1. One who is subordinate.

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