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Subordinate vs. Supervisor

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Subordinateadjective

Placed in a lower class, rank, or position.

Supervisornoun

(management) A person with the official task of overseeing the work of a person or group, or of other operations and activities.

Subordinateadjective

Submissive or inferior to, or controlled by, authority.

Supervisornoun

A person who monitors someone to make sure they comply with rules or other requirements set for them.

Subordinateadjective

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”.’;

Supervisornoun

(US) In certain states, an elected member of the governing body for a county which is called the board of supervisors.

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Subordinateadjective

Descending in a regular series.

Supervisornoun

(computing) A process responsible for managing other processes.

Subordinatenoun

(countable) One who is subordinate.

Supervisornoun

One who supervises; an overseer; an inspector; a superintendent; as, a supervisor of schools.

Subordinateverb

(transitive) To make subservient.

Supervisornoun

A spectator; a looker-on.

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Subordinateverb

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

Supervisornoun

one who supervises or has charge and direction of

Subordinateverb

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

Supervisornoun

a program that controls the execution of other programs

Subordinateadjective

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.’;

Supervisornoun

a person who supervises a person or an activity.

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Subordinateadjective

Inferior in order, nature, dignity, power, importance, or the like.

‘It was subordinate, not enslaved, to the understanding.’;

Supervisornoun

a person who directs and oversees the work of a postgraduate research student.

Subordinatenoun

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

Supervisor

A supervisor, or also known as foreman, boss, overseer, facilitator, monitor, area coordinator, or sometimes gaffer, is the job title of a low level management position that is primarily based on authority over a worker or charge of a workplace. A supervisor can also be one of the most senior in the staff at the place of work, such as a Professor who oversees a PhD dissertation.

Subordinateverb

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.

Subordinateverb

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

Subordinatenoun

an assistant subject to the authority or control of another

Subordinatenoun

a word that is more specific than a given word

Subordinateverb

rank or order as less important or consider of less value;

‘Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools’;

Subordinateverb

make subordinate, dependent, or subservient;

‘Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler’;

Subordinateadjective

lower in rank or importance

Subordinateadjective

subject or submissive to authority or the control of another;

‘a subordinate kingdom’;

Subordinateadjective

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’;

Subordinateadjective

inferior in rank or status;

‘the junior faculty’; ‘a lowly corporal’; ‘petty officialdom’; ‘a subordinate functionary’;

Subordinateadjective

lower in rank or position

‘his subordinate officers’;

Subordinateadjective

of less or secondary importance

‘in adventure stories, character must be subordinate to action’;

Subordinatenoun

a person under the authority or control of another within an organization

‘he was mild-mannered, especially with his subordinates’;

Subordinateverb

treat or regard as of lesser importance than something else

‘practical considerations were subordinated to political expediency’;

Subordinateverb

make subservient to or dependent on something else

‘to define life would be to subordinate it to reason’;

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