Definition of Subordinate Group
(noun) Any group that has less power than any dominant group.
Examples of Subordinate Group
- Minorities are subordinate groups in society.
- Gays and lesbians are subordinate sexual minorities to heterosexual people.
- Women, as a group, are subordinate compared to men.
Subordinate Group Pronunciation
Syllabification: sub·or·di·nate group
- American English – /suh-bOR-duh-nuht grOOp/
- British English – /suh-bAWd-i-nit grOOp/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /səˈbɔrdənət-grup/
- British English – /səˈbɔːdnɪt-gruːp/
- Plural: subordinate groups
- Also called subgroup.
- dominant group
- institutional discrimination
- minority group
- scapegoat theory
- social construction of race
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Cite the Definition of Subordinate Group
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “subordinate group.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 28, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/subordinate-group/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
subordinate group. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/subordinate-group/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “subordinate group.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 28, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/subordinate-group/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“subordinate group.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 28 Mar. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/subordinate-group/>.