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Used to distinguish a son from his father when they have the same given name.
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  1. Used to distinguish a son from his father when they have the same given name.
  2. Of more recent position or lower status
  3. Lower in rank or shorter in length of tenure:
Based on the scale pattern of the minor mode
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  1. Based on the scale pattern of the minor mode
  2. (Music) Designating an imperfect interval smaller than the corresponding major interval by a semitone
  3. Characterized by minor intervals, scales, etc.
One of lesser rank or authority than another; a subordinate.
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  1. One of lesser rank or authority than another; a subordinate.
  2. A subordinate, or person of lesser rank or authority.
A size and style of clothing designed for teens and young women, cut to fit smaller in the bust and hips than regular women's clothing
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  1. A size and style of clothing designed for teens and young women, cut to fit smaller in the bust and hips than regular women's clothing
  2. A person lesser in rank or time of participation or service; subordinate.
  3. A student in the third year of a US high school or college.
(Brit.) A subaltern officer
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  1. (Brit.) A subaltern officer
  2. (Logic) A particular proposition that follows from a universal with the same subject, predicate, and quality.
  3. (Chiefly British) An officer holding a military rank just below that of captain.
A thing that aids
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  1. A thing that aids
  2. One that assists; a helper.
  3. A person who assists or serves in a subordinate position; helper
A person or thing that helps; esp., an assisting worker who is more or less unskilled
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  1. A person or thing that helps; esp., an assisting worker who is more or less unskilled
  2. One who helps; an aide.
  3. (Singapore) A person who does cleaning and cooking in a family, or in a market.
An aide-de-camp.
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  1. An aide-de-camp.
  2. An assistant; a helper:
Lower in space; placed lower down
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  1. Lower in space; placed lower down
  2. Low or lower in quality, value, or estimation:
  3. Low or lower in order, status, rank, etc.; subordinate
Comparative form of small: more small
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  1. Comparative form of small: more small
A prefix that means “underneath or lower” (as in subsoil ), “a subordinate or secondary part of something else” (as in subphylum. ), or “less than completely” (as in subtropical. )
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  1. A prefix that means “underneath or lower” (as in subsoil ), “a subordinate or secondary part of something else” (as in subphylum. ), or “less than completely” (as in subtropical. )
Lacking strength or vigor; weak:
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  1. Lacking strength or vigor; weak:
  2. Cut to show the wearer's neck and chest; décolleté:
  3. Relatively small. Used of a cost, price, or other value:
Comparative form of base: more base
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  1. Comparative form of base: more base
Lacking power, position, or value; worthy of little regard.
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  1. Lacking power, position, or value; worthy of little regard.
  2. Not significant; not important, consequential, or having a noticeable effect.
  3. Low in position, character, etc.; mean
(Computing theory) denormal
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  1. (Computing theory) denormal
  2. Less than normal.
Lacking in importance or worth.
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  1. Lacking in importance or worth.
  2. Marked by meanness or lack of generosity; contemptible:
  3. Very small or inadequate in amount; negligible:
Denoting the larger and usually more representative house of a bicameral legislature.
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  1. Denoting the larger and usually more representative house of a bicameral legislature.
  2. (Biology) Less complex in organization or having traits similar to those of organisms that evolved earlier in the history of life on Earth.
  3. Physically situated below a similar or comparable thing:
Contingent or dependent:
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  1. Contingent or dependent:
  2. Being in a position or in circumstances that place one under the power or authority of another or others:
  3. Likely to incur or receive; exposed:
That is useful, helpful, or of service, esp. in an inferior or subordinate capacity
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  1. That is useful, helpful, or of service, esp. in an inferior or subordinate capacity
  2. Useful in an inferior capacity.
  3. Willing to obey or serve because of being in a lower position; submissive
  1. Meekly obedient or passive.
  2. Inclined or willing to submit.
  3. Having or showing a tendency to submit without resistance; docile; yielding
Being in a secondary or subordinate relationship
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  1. Being in a secondary or subordinate relationship
  2. Serving to assist or supplement; auxiliary.
  3. Giving aid, support, service, etc.; serving to supplement; auxiliary
Extra; additional; helping in a secondary or subordinate way
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  1. Extra; additional; helping in a secondary or subordinate way
  2. (Law) Involving the knowing assistance of a lawbreaker in the commission of a crime without actual participation in the crime.
  3. (Geol.) Occurring in minor amounts in a specified rock; nonessential
Designating or of any of the noncombat ships, as tankers or tenders, that form the service fleet of a navy
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  1. Designating or of any of the noncombat ships, as tankers or tenders, that form the service fleet of a navy
  2. Acting in a subsidiary, or subordinate, capacity
  3. Held in or used as a reserve:
Of secondary importance; subordinate:
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  1. Of secondary importance; subordinate:
  2. Auxiliary; collateral; dependant; supplemental; subordinate. Auxiliary; collateral; dependant; supplemental; subordinate.
  3. Auxiliary or accessory:
Lower in space; placed lower down
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  1. Lower in space; placed lower down
  2. Low or lower in quality, value, or estimation:
  3. Low or lower in order, status, rank, etc.; subordinate
Intended for or including youthful persons:
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  1. Intended for or including youthful persons:
  2. Of more recent position or lower status
  3. Lower in rank or shorter in length of tenure:
Smaller, less, or less important
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  1. Smaller, less, or less important
  2. Smaller in amount, value, or importance, especially in a comparison between two things:
  3. Of a smaller size than other, similar forms:
Having a pitch corresponding to a relatively small number of sound-wave cycles per second.
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  1. Having a pitch corresponding to a relatively small number of sound-wave cycles per second.
  2. Ranked near the beginning of an ascending series or scale:
  3. Relatively small. Used of a cost, price, or other value:
(Biology) Less complex in organization or having traits similar to those of organisms that evolved earlier in the history of life on Earth.
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  1. (Biology) Less complex in organization or having traits similar to those of organisms that evolved earlier in the history of life on Earth.
  2. Denoting the larger and usually more representative house of a bicameral legislature.
  3. Physically situated below a similar or comparable thing:
Based on the scale pattern of the minor mode
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  1. Based on the scale pattern of the minor mode
  2. (Music) Designating an imperfect interval smaller than the corresponding major interval by a semitone
  3. Characterized by minor intervals, scales, etc.
(US) Of or pertaining to a minor league
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  1. (US) Of or pertaining to a minor league
  2. (Sports) Relating or belonging to a minor league.
  3. Of relatively minor importance
Narrow-minded or ungenerous, especially in trifling matters:
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  1. Narrow-minded or ungenerous, especially in trifling matters:
  2. Relatively low in rank; subordinate
  3. Of small importance; trivial:
(Geol.) Formed as a result of the alteration, disintegration, or erosion of preexisting rocks or minerals
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  1. (Geol.) Formed as a result of the alteration, disintegration, or erosion of preexisting rocks or minerals
  2. Second or lower in rank or importance; not primary:
  3. Relating to or derived from either of the lateral meristems (the cork cambium or the vascular cambium ) of vascular plants. For example, secondary xylem in a stem is produced by the vascular cambium, as opposed to primary xylem produced by the apical meristem during the original growth of the stem from a seedling.
Little in size, esp. when compared with others of the same kind; not large or big; limited in size
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  1. Little in size, esp. when compared with others of the same kind; not large or big; limited in size
  2. Consisting of relatively few units; numerically low
  3. Being below average in quantity or extent:
(Brit.) Holding an army commission below that of captain
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  1. (Brit.) Holding an army commission below that of captain
  2. (Logic) Designating a proposition that is implied by another proposition but does not imply it
  3. Subordinate; of lower rank
Less than is required or customary:
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  1. Less than is required or customary:
  2. Located or situated on a lower level or beneath something else:
  3. Lower in rank, power, or authority; subordinate.
Insignificant or unimportant; minor:
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  1. Insignificant or unimportant; minor:
Secondary; subordinate; supplemental. Secondary; subordinate; supplemental. Property, including accounts, contract rights, and chattel paper, that is subjected to a security interest in exchange for credit or as security for a debt. Indirect; on a parallel or diverging line.
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  1. Secondary; subordinate; supplemental. Secondary; subordinate; supplemental. Property, including accounts, contract rights, and chattel paper, that is subjected to a security interest in exchange for credit or as security for a debt. Indirect; on a parallel or diverging line.
  2. Accompanying or existing in a subordinate, corroborative, or indirect relationship
  3. Coinciding in tendency or effect; concomitant or accompanying.
Relying (on another) for support or aid
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  1. Relying (on another) for support or aid
  2. Relying on or requiring the aid or support of another:
  3. Compulsively using a drug or other substance or engaging in a given behavior and unable to stop without experiencing withdrawal or other significant physiological or psychological symptoms:
Prone; disposed:
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  1. Prone; disposed:
  2. Likely to incur or receive; exposed:
  3. Contingent or dependent:
That is useful, helpful, or of service, esp. in an inferior or subordinate capacity
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  1. That is useful, helpful, or of service, esp. in an inferior or subordinate capacity
  2. Willing to obey or serve because of being in a lower position; submissive
  3. Useful in an inferior capacity.
(Printing) An inferior character, such as the number 2 in CO2.
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  1. (Printing) An inferior character, such as the number 2 in CO2.
  2. A person lower in rank, status, or accomplishment than another.
A size and style of clothing designed for teens and young women, cut to fit smaller in the bust and hips than regular women's clothing
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  1. A size and style of clothing designed for teens and young women, cut to fit smaller in the bust and hips than regular women's clothing
  2. A person of lower standing or rank
  3. A student in the third year of a US high school or college.
Relating to an organic molecule, such as an alcohol, in which the functional group is attached to a secondary carbon.
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  1. Relating to an organic molecule, such as an alcohol, in which the functional group is attached to a secondary carbon.
  2. Relating to or derived from either of the lateral meristems (the cork cambium or the vascular cambium ) of vascular plants. For example, secondary xylem in a stem is produced by the vascular cambium, as opposed to primary xylem produced by the apical meristem during the original growth of the stem from a seedling.
  3. (Zool.) A secondary feather
A person who is marginalized and oppressed by the dominant culture, especially in a colonial context.
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  1. A person who is marginalized and oppressed by the dominant culture, especially in a colonial context.
  2. A person who is lower in position or rank; a subordinate.
  3. (Logic) A particular proposition that follows from a universal with the same subject, predicate, and quality.
One of lesser rank or authority than another; a subordinate.
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  1. One of lesser rank or authority than another; a subordinate.
  2. A person in a subordinate position; inferior: usually contemptuous or disparaging
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