subalternate

adjective
sub·​alternate | \ (¦)səb+ \

Definition of subalternate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : inferior in quality or status : subordinate a subalternate art a study subalternate to his earlier work
2 [sub- + alternate] : nearly alternate but with a tendency to become opposite the secondary lateral veins of a pinnate leaf are often subalternate

subalternate

noun
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Definition of subalternate (Entry 2 of 2)

: a particular logical proposition that follows by immediate inference from a universal one of like quality and identical terms

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Other Words from subalternate

Adjective

subalternately \ "+ \ adverb

History and Etymology for subalternate

Adjective

Medieval Latin subalternatus, past participle of subalternare to subordinate, from Late Latin subalternus subordinate

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“Subalternate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subalternate. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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