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superaltern

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noun su·per·al·tern \ˌsü-pər-ˈȯl-tərn\

Definition of superaltern

  1. :  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 and Etymology of superaltern

super- + subaltern


First Known Use: 1921


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