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adjective     subordinate pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    having less power or authority than someone else

    He handed the case down to one of his subordinate officers.

    subordinate to:

    All members of the committee are subordinate to the chairman.

  2. 2
    less important than something else

    One or two subordinate questions arose during our discussions.

    subordinate to:

    In this business everything is subordinate to making a profit.

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     subordination pronunciation in British English
/səˌbɔː(r)dɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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