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noun 
  1. a subordinate
  2. (british) a commissioned officer having a rank just below that of Captain
  3. (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.
Translations: 
  • Spanish: subalterno
adjective 
  1. of a lower rank or position; inferior or secondary
Etymology: Late Latin subalternus, from Latin sub- + alternus, from alter


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