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sub·al·tern

 (sŭb-ôl′tərn, sŭb′əl-tûrn′)
n.
1. A person who is lower in position or rank; a subordinate.
2.
a. A person who is marginalized and oppressed by the dominant culture, especially in a colonial context.
b. Such people considered as a group.
3. Chiefly British An officer holding a military rank just below that of captain.
4. Logic A particular proposition that follows from a universal with the same subject, predicate, and quality.

[French subalterne, from Old French, from Late Latin subalternus : Latin sub-, sub- + Latin alternus, alternate (from alter, other; see al- in Indo-European roots).]

sub·al′tern adj.

subaltern

(ˈsʌbəltən)
n
1. (Military) a commissioned officer below the rank of captain in certain armies, esp the British
2. a person of inferior rank or position
3. (Logic) logic
a. 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
b. (as modifier): a subaltern relation.
adj
of inferior position or rank
[C16: from Late Latin subalternus, from Latin sub- + alternus alternate, from alter the other]

sub•al•tern

(sʌbˈɔl tərn or, esp. for 3,6, ˈsʌb əlˌtɜrn)
n.
1. a person who has a subordinate position.
2. a commissioned officer in the British army below the rank of captain.
3. Logic. a particular proposition inferred from a corresponding universal proposition.
adj.
4. lower in rank; subordinate.
[1575–85; < Late Latin subalternus= Latin sub- sub- + alternus alternate]
sub`al•ter′ni•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.subaltern - a British commissioned army officer below the rank of captain
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
commissioned military officer - a commissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marine Corps
Adj.1.subaltern - inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"
junior - younger; lower in rank; shorter in length of tenure or service

subaltern

adjective
Below another in standing or importance:
Informal: smalltime.
noun
One belonging to a lower class or rank:
Translations
ذو مَرْكِز أو رُتْبَه ثانويَّه
nižší důstojník
undirforingi
jaunesnysis karininkas
jaunākais virsnieks
nižší dôstojník
ast rütbeli subay

subaltern

[ˈsʌbltən] N (Brit) (Mil) → alférez mf

subaltern

n (Brit, Mil) → Subalternoffizier(in) m(f)

subaltern

[ˈsʌbltn] n (Mil) → subalterno

subaltern

(ˈsabltən) , ((American) səˈbo:ltərn) noun
an officer in the army under the rank of captain.
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