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English definition of “subordination”

subordination

noun [U]     /səˌbɔː.dɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ US  /-ˌbɔːr-/
the act of giving someone or something less importance or power: She claims that society is still characterized by male domination and female subordination. subordination of high standards to quick resultsPromoting, demoting and transferring staffOf little or less importance
(Definition of subordination noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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