superaltern


su·per·al·tern

noun \ˌsü-pər-ˈl-tərn\

Definition of SUPERALTERN

:  a universal proposition (as every P is Q) that in traditional logic is held to be grounds for the immediate inference of the truth of a corresponding subaltern (as some P is Q)

Origin of SUPERALTERN

super- + subaltern
First Known Use: 1921

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