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subalternate

adjective sub·alternate \(¦)səb+\

Definition of subalternate

  1. 1 :  inferior in quality or status :  subordinate a subalternate art a study subalternate to his earlier work

  2. 2 [sub- + alternate] :  nearly alternate but with a tendency to become opposite the secondary lateral veins of a pinnate leaf are often subalternate

subalternately

\"+\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of subalternate

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


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subalternate

noun sub·alternate \"\

Definition of subalternate

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

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