superaltern

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

Definition of superaltern

: a universal proposition (such 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 (such as "some P is Q")

Origin and Etymology of superaltern

super- + subaltern


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