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English definition of “subordinate”

subordinate

noun [C]     /səˈbɔː.dɪ.nət/ US  /-ˈbɔːr-/
a person who has a less important position than you in an organization : He left the routine checks to one of his subordinates.Position and status in groups and organizationsOf little or less importance
(Definition of subordinate noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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