Subordinating
Subordinate Sub*or"di*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Subordinated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Subordinating}.] 1. To place in a lower order or class; to make or consider as of less value or importance; as, to subordinate one creature to another. [1913 Webster]

2. To make subject; to subject or subdue; as, to subordinate the passions to reason. [1913 Webster] -- {Sub*or"di*nate*ly}, adv. -- {Sub*or"di*nate*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • subordinating conjunction — subordinating conjunctions N COUNT A subordinating conjunction is a word such as although , because , or when which begins a subordinate clause. Compare co ordinating conjunction. [TECHNICAL] …   English dictionary

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  • subordinating languages — См. lingue subordinanti …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

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