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subordinate group

Definition of Subordinate Group

(noun) Any group that has less power than any dominant group.

Examples of Subordinate Group

Subordinate Group Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: sub·or·di·nate group

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /səˈbɔrdənət-grup/
  • British English – /səˈbɔːdnɪt-gruːp/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: subordinate groups
  • Also called subgroup.

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Works Consulted

Encyclopædia Britannica. (N.d.) Britannica Digital Learning. (https://britannicalearn.com/).

Griffiths, Heather, Nathan Keirns, Eric Strayer, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Gail Scaramuzzo, Tommy Sadler, Sally Vyain, Jeff Bry, Faye Jones. 2016. Introduction to Sociology 2e. Houston, TX: OpenStax.

Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

Taylor & Francis. (N.d.) Routledge Handbooks Online. (https://www.routledgehandbooks.com/).

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Wiley. (N.d.) Wiley Online Library. (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/).

Cite the Definition of Subordinate Group

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “subordinate group.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 16, 2019 (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 November 16, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/subordinate-group/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“subordinate group.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Nov. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/subordinate-group/>.