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Inferior vs. Subordinate — What's the Difference?

Inferior vs. Subordinate — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Inferior and Subordinate

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Inferior

Lower in rank, status, or quality
Schooling in inner-city areas was inferior to that in the rest of the country
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Subordinate

Lower in rank or position
His subordinate officers
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Inferior

Low or lower in position
Ulcers located in the inferior and posterior wall of the duodenum
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Subordinate

A person under the authority or control of another within an organization
He was mild-mannered, especially with his subordinates
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Inferior

(of a letter, figure, or symbol) written or printed below the line.
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Subordinate

Treat or regard as of lesser importance than something else
Practical considerations were subordinated to political expediency
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Inferior

A person lower than another in rank, status, or ability
Her social and intellectual inferiors
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Subordinate

Belonging to a lower or inferior class or rank; secondary.
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Inferior

An inferior letter, figure, or symbol.
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Subordinate

Subject to the authority or control of another.
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Inferior

Low or lower in order, degree, or rank
Captain is an inferior rank to major.
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Subordinate

One that is subordinate.
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Inferior

Low or lower in quality, value, or estimation
Inferior craft.
Felt inferior to his older sibling.
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Subordinate

To put in a lower or inferior rank or class.
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Inferior

Second-rate; poor
An inferior translation.
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Subordinate

To make subservient; subdue.
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Inferior

Situated under or beneath.
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Subordinate

Placed in a lower class, rank, or position.
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Inferior

(Botany) Located below the perianth and other floral parts. Used of an ovary.
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Subordinate

Submissive or inferior to, or controlled by authority.
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Inferior

(Anatomy) Located beneath or directed downward.
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Subordinate

Dependent on and either modifying or complementing the main clause
In the sentence “The barbecue finished before John arrived”, the subordinate clause “before John arrived” specifies the time of the main clause, “The barbecue finished”.
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Inferior

(Printing) Set below the normal line of type; subscript.
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Subordinate

Descending in a regular series.
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Inferior

Orbiting between Earth and the sun
Mercury is an inferior planet.
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Subordinate

(countable) One who is subordinate.
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Inferior

Lying below the horizon.
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Subordinate

(transitive) To make subservient.
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Inferior

A person lower in rank, status, or accomplishment than another.
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Subordinate

(transitive) To treat as of less value or importance.
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Inferior

(Printing) An inferior character, such as the number 2 in CO2.
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Subordinate

To make of lower priority in order of payment in bankruptcy.
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Inferior

Lower in rank, status, or quality.
Anna had always felt inferior to her brother due to poor school grades.
The pathological liar was morally inferior to his much nicer constituents.
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Subordinate

Placed in a lower order, class, or rank; holding a lower or inferior position.
The several kinds and subordinate species of each are easily distinguished.
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Inferior

Of low rank, standard or quality.
An inferior officer
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Subordinate

Inferior in order, nature, dignity, power, importance, or the like.
It was subordinate, not enslaved, to the understanding.
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Inferior

(law) of a court or tribunal Susceptible to having its decisions overturned by a higher court.
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Subordinate

One who stands in order or rank below another; - distinguished from a principal.
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Inferior

(economics) Denoting goods or services which are in greater demand during a recession than in a boom, for example second-hand clothes.
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Subordinate

To place in a lower order or class; to make or consider as of less value or importance; as, to subordinate one creature to another.
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Inferior

Located below:
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Subordinate

To make subject; to subject or subdue; as, to subordinate the passions to reason.
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Inferior

(anatomy) Situated further below (another part of the body), a direction that in humans corresponds to caudad.
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Subordinate

An assistant subject to the authority or control of another
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Inferior

(zoology) Situated in a relatively low posterior or ventral position in a quadrupedal body.
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Subordinate

A word that is more specific than a given word
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Inferior

(botany) Situated below some other organ said of a calyx when free from the ovary, and therefore below it, or of an ovary with an adherent and therefore inferior calyx.
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Subordinate

Rank or order as less important or consider of less value;
Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools
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Inferior

(botany) On the side of a flower which is next to the bract.
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Subordinate

Make subordinate, dependent, or subservient;
Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler
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Inferior

(typography) Printed in subscript.
An inferior figure or letter
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Subordinate

Lower in rank or importance
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Inferior

(astronomy) Below the horizon.
The inferior part of a meridian
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Subordinate

Subject or submissive to authority or the control of another;
A subordinate kingdom
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Inferior

(astronomy) Nearer to the Sun than the Earth is.
The inferior or interior planets; an inferior conjunction of Mercury or Venus
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Subordinate

Of a clause; unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence;
A subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence
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Inferior

A person of lower rank, stature, or ability to another.
As you are my inferior, I can tell you to do anything I want.
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Subordinate

Inferior in rank or status;
The junior faculty
A lowly corporal
Petty officialdom
A subordinate functionary
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Inferior

(printing) An inferior letter, figure, or symbol.
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Inferior

Lower in place, rank, value, excellence, etc.; less important or valuable; subordinate; underneath; beneath.
A thousand inferior and particular propositions.
The body, or, as some love to call it, our inferior nature.
Whether they are equal or inferior to my other poems, an author is the most improper judge.
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Inferior

Poor or mediocre; as, an inferior quality of goods.
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Inferior

Nearer the sun than the earth is; as, the inferior or interior planets; an inferior conjunction of Mercury or Venus.
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Inferior

Situated below some other organ; - said of a calyx when free from the ovary, and therefore below it, or of an ovary with an adherent and therefore inferior calyx.
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Inferior

Junior or subordinate in rank; as, an inferior officer.
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Inferior

A person lower in station, rank, intellect, etc., than another.
A great person gets more by obliging his inferior than by disdaining him.
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Inferior

One of lesser rank or station or quality
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Inferior

A character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character
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Inferior

Of or characteristic of low rank or importance
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Inferior

Of low or inferior quality
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Inferior

Inferior in rank or status;
The junior faculty
A lowly corporal
Petty officialdom
A subordinate functionary
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Inferior

Written or printed below and to one side of another character
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Inferior

Having an orbit between the sun and the Earth's orbit;
Mercury and Venus are inferior planets
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Inferior

Lower than a given reference point;
Inferior alveolar artery
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Inferior

Falling short of some prescribed norm;
Substandard housing
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