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Spanish translation of “subordinate”


adjective /səˈboːdinət/
lower in rank , power , importance etc
A colonel is subordinate to a brigadier .
subordinate clause noun ( linguistics ) a clause introduced in a sentence by a conjunction etc, and acting as a noun , adjective or adverb
oración subordinada
(Definition of subordinate from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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