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SUBORDINATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does subordination mean? 

SUBORDINATION (noun)
  The noun SUBORDINATION has 5 senses:

1. the state of being subordinate to something
2. the semantic relation of being subordinate or belonging to a lower rank or class
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

  Familiarity information: SUBORDINATION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUBORDINATION (noun)


Sense 1subordination [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being subordinate to something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("subordination" is a kind of...):

dependance; dependence; dependency (lack of independence or self-sufficiency)


Sense 2subordination [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The semantic relation of being subordinate or belonging to a lower rank or class

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

hyponymy; subordination

Hypernyms ("subordination" is a kind of...):

semantic relation (a relation between meanings)


Sense 3subordination [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The grammatical relation of a modifying word or phrase to its head

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Hypernyms ("subordination" is a kind of...):

grammatical relation (a linguistic relation established by grammar)


Sense 4subordination [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of obedient submissiveness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("subordination" is a kind of...):

submissiveness (the trait of being willing to yield to the will of another person or a superior force etc.)

Antonym:

insubordination (defiance of authority)


Sense 5subordination [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of mastering or subordinating someone

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

mastery; subordination

Hypernyms ("subordination" is a kind of...):

domination (social control by dominating)


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