Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: subordinating
IPA transcription: [səb'ɔɹdən,eɪtɪŋ]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: subordinating(a), subordinative
    Meaning: serving to connect a subordinate clause to a main clause; "`when' in `I will come when I can' is a subordinating conjunction"
Usage examples
  • In this chapter, however, we are considering only one form of emphasis: that of applying force to the important word and subordinating the unimportant words.
  • Read the selections on pages 50, 51, 52, 53 and 54, devoting special attention to emphasizing the important words or phrases and subordinating the unimportant ones.