sub·​or·​di·​na·​tor sə-ˈbȯr-də-ˌnā-tər How to pronounce subordinator (audio)
: one that subordinates
especially : a subordinating conjunction

Examples of subordinator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The trouble is that the oppressor and the oppressed, the subordinator and the subordinated, aren’t two distinct groups. Jeannie Suk Gersen, The New Yorker, 20 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of subordinator was in 1845

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Cite this Entry

“Subordinator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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