subalternation

noun
sub·​alternation | \ "+ \

Definition of subalternation

1 : the quality or state of being subalternate : succession by turns : subordination
2 : the relation of a logical subalternate to a superaltern — see opposition sense 2a(2)

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History and Etymology for subalternation

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

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“Subalternation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subalternation. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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