a.1.Subalternate; successive.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Three criteria need to be fulfilled as a precondition for such a relationship: first, the subaltern science has to add something to the subject of the subalternating science; secondly, this addition cannot belong to the genus of the subject of the subalternating science; thirdly, demonstration must proceed from the subalternating to the subaltern science.
Crucial for the present purposes is that the idea of metaphysics as subalternating science, which appears in Gundissalinus's adaptation of Avicenna, leads to a fierce debate.