What is subordinate?

  • (adj): Of a clause; unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence.
    Example: "A subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence"
    Synonyms: dependent
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on subordinate:

Command And Obedience In The Bundeswehr - Superior-subordinate Relations - Contradictory Orders
... If a subordinate receives an order contrary to an already-received order (or one which defers substantially the achievement of its aim), he must inform the ... to verify the given order and decide whether or not the subordinate had to obey his order (instead of the first received order) ... The subordinate must obey the last given order, if the second one is not canceled this is necessary because the second superior may have new information about a changed ...
Army Of The Moselle - Generals
... Army of the Rhine 2 September 1972 – 1 October 1792 – François Christophe Kellermann, subordinate – Charles François Dumouriez until 19 September ... commander of the new Army of the Moselle, subordinate – Charles François Dumouriez until October 5 ... général Deprez-Crassier 15 November 1792 – 23 January 1793 – général Beurnonville, subordinate of Adam Philippe Custine 24 January – 28 ...
Subordination (linguistics) - Heads and Dependents
... existing between two syntactic units, whereby the one unit is subordinate to the other and the latter is superordinate to the former ... An adjective that modifies a noun is subordinate to the noun and the noun is superordinate to the adjective a noun phrase (NP) that is the complement of a ... The subordinate unit is called the dependent, and the superordinate unit the head ...
Appeal To Advantage
... advantage can also be a request from someone in a position of power to someone who is in a socially subordinate position the request is specifically for the ... most expedient or advantageous to the person in power, but is also presented as forwarding the subordinate's interests in some significant way ...
Cheng Kuang - In Romance of The Three Kingdoms - Chapter 112
... Wang Zhen (王真), Sima Wang's subordinate ... Li Peng (李鵬), Sima Wang's subordinate ... Zeng Xuan (曾宣), Zhuge Dan's subordinate ...

More definitions of "subordinate":

  • (verb): Make subordinate, dependent, or subservient.
    Synonyms: subdue
  • (adj): Subject or submissive to authority or the control of another.
    Example: "A subordinate kingdom"
  • (adj): Lower in rank or importance.
    Synonyms: low-level
  • (verb): Rank or order as less important or consider of less value.
    Example: "Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools"

Famous quotes containing the word subordinate:

    When he has seen, that it is not his, nor any man’s, but it is the soul which made the world, and that it is all accessible to him, he will know that he, as its minister, may rightfully hold all things subordinate and answerable to it.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    And then ... he flung open the door of my compartment, and ushered in “Ma young and lovely lady!” I muttered to myself with some bitterness. “And this is, of course, the opening scene of Vol. I. She is the Heroine. And I am one of those subordinate characters that only turn up when needed for the development of her destiny, and whose final appearance is outside the church, waiting to greet the Happy Pair!”
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)

    It is manifest therefore that they who have sovereign power, are immediate rulers of the church under Christ, and all others but subordinate to them. If that were not, but kings should command one thing upon pain of death, and priests another upon pain of damnation, it would be impossible that peace and religion should stand together.
    Thomas Hobbes (1579–1688)