Definition of subordinant in English:

subordinant

adjective

  • Belonging to a lower rank, grade, class, or order; of lesser or secondary importance; subordinate.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Brown (c1610–1679), Church of Scotland minister. Probably an alteration of subordinate by association with either predominant or subordinance.

Pronunciation

subordinant

/səˈbɔːd(ə)nənt//səˈbɔːdɪnənt/