Definition of subordinative in US English:



  • See subordinate

    • ‘Should a subordinative system even entertain the idea of normative opt-outs?’
    • ‘A simplified, low cost and nonresonant belt or chain tensioner comprising a casing made of sheet metal, a compression spring and a subordinative compression spring of nonlinear characteristic.’
    • ‘I think you are right, but let us not forget that many anarchists are not aiming for personal happiness; they simply want to free ethics from its subordinative stance below politics.’
    • ‘The guide below will help you figure out how to strip a subordinative verb to its stem.’