superaltern

noun

su·​per·​al·​tern ˌsü-pər-ˈȯl-tərn How to pronounce superaltern (audio)
: 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")

Word History

Etymology

super- + subaltern

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of superaltern was in 1921

Dictionary Entries Near superaltern

Cite this Entry

“Superaltern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superaltern. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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