[n] a word that is more specific than a given word
[n] someone subject to the authority or control of another
[adj] (grammar) of a clause; unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence; "a subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence"
[adj] lower in rank or importance
[adj] inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"
[adj] subject or submissive to authority or the control of another; "a subordinate kingdom"
[v] make subordinate, dependent, or subservient; "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"
[v] rank or order as less important or consider of less value; "Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools"
adjunct, assistant, associate(a), buck, dependent, deputy(a), hyponym, junior, junior-grade, lower, lower-ranking, low-level, lowly, petty(a), proxy(a), ruled, secondary, subaltern, subdue, subject, submissive, subordinate word, subservient, subsidiary, u