Subaltern



adjective
1.
lower in rank; subordinate:
a subaltern employee.
2.
British Military. noting a commissioned officer below the rank of captain.
3.
Logic.

denoting the relation of one proposition to another when the first proposition is implied by the second but the second is not implied by the first.
(in Aristotelian logic) denoting the relation of a particular proposition to a universal proposition having the same subject, predicate, and quality.
of or relating to a proposition having either of these relations to another.

noun
4.
a person who has a subordinate position.
5.
British Military. a commissioned officer below the rank of captain.
6.
Logic. a subaltern proposition.
noun
1.
a commissioned officer below the rank of captain in certain armies, esp the British
2.
a person of inferior rank or position
3.
(logic)

the relation of one proposition to another when the first is implied by the second, esp the relation of a particular to a universal proposition
(as modifier): a subaltern relation

adjective
4.
of inferior position or rank

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