subaltern

subalternity, n.
/sub awl"teuhrn/ or, esp. for 3, 6, /sub"euhl terrn'/, adj.
1. lower in rank; subordinate: a subaltern employee.
2. Brit. Mil. noting a commissioned officer below the rank of captain.
3. Logic.
a. 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.
b. (in Aristotelian logic) denoting the relation of a particular proposition to a universal proposition having the same subject, predicate, and quality.
c. of or pertaining to a proposition having either of these relations to another.
n.
4. a person who has a subordinate position.
5. Brit. Mil. a commissioned officer below the rank of captain.
6. Logic. a subaltern proposition.
[1575-85; < LL subalternus, equiv. to sub- SUB- + alternus ALTERNATE]

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  • subaltern — Adj untergeordnet, unselbständig, untertänig erw. obs. (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus spl. subalternus untergeordnet , zu l. alternus abwechselnd, einer um den anderen und l. sub .    Ebenso nndl. subaltern, ne. subaltern, nfrz. subalterne,… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

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  • Subaltérn — (lat.), unter einem andern stehend, untergeordnet; Subalternbeamte, Unterbeamte, Bureaubeamte; Subalternoffiziere, die Leutnants und Oberleutnants. Subalternation, logisches Abhängigkeitsverhältnis …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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