- a subordinate
- (british) a commissioned officer having a rank just below that of Captain
- (logic) A subaltern proposition; a proposition implied by a universal proposition. For example, some crows are black is a subaltern of all crows are black.
Etymology: Late Latin subalternus, from Latin sub- + alternus, from alter
- of a lower rank or position; inferior or secondary
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