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Noun: subordination  sub,or-du'ney-shun
  1. The state of being subordinate to something
     
  2. The semantic relation of being subordinate or belonging to a lower rank or class
    - hyponymy
     
  3. The grammatical relation of a modifying word or phrase to its head
     
  4. The quality of obedient submissiveness
     
  5. The act of mastering or subordinating someone
    - mastery

Derived forms: subordinations

Type of: dependance, dependence, dependency, domination, grammatical relation, semantic relation, submissiveness

Antonym: insubordination

Encyclopedia: Subordination