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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sub·or·di·na·tion n.
 1. The act of subordinating, placing in a lower order, or subjecting.
 2. The quality or state of being subordinate or inferior to an other; inferiority of rank or dignity; subjection.
    Natural creature having a local subordination.   --Holyday.
 3. Place of inferior rank.
    Persons who in their several subordinations would be obliged to follow the example of their superiors.   --Swift.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the state of being subordinate to something
      2: the semantic relation of being subordinate or belonging to a
         lower rank or class [syn: hyponymy]
      3: the grammatical relation of a modifying word or phrase to
         its head
      4: the quality of obedient submissiveness [ant: insubordination]
      5: the act of mastering or subordinating someone [syn: mastery]