noun sub·alternation \"+\

Definition of subalternation

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being subalternate :  succession by turns :  subordination

  2. 2 :  the relation of a logical subalternate to a superaltern — see opposition 2a(2)

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Origin and Etymology of subalternation

Medieval Latin subalternation-, subalternatio, from subalternatus (past participle of subalternare to subordinate) + Latin -ion-, -io -ion

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