noun Etymology: super- + subaltern Date: 1921 a universal proposition (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 (as “some P is Q”)

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  • superaltern — [so͞o΄pərôl′tərn] n. [ SUPER + (SUB)ALTERN] in traditional logic, a universal proposition that is the basis for immediate inference to a corresponding subaltern …   English World dictionary

  • superaltern — /sooh peuhr awl teuhrn/, n. Logic. a universal proposition that is the basis for the immediate inference of a corresponding particular proposition. [1920 25; SUPER + (SUB)ALTERN] * * * …   Universalium

  • superaltern — noun A universal proposition from which can be inferred a corresponding subaltern …   Wiktionary

  • superaltern — su·per·al·tern …   English syllables

  • superaltern — su•per•al•tern [[t]ˌsu pərˈɔl tərn[/t]] n. logic pho a universal proposition from which a corresponding particular proposition is inferred • Etymology: 1920–25; super + (sub) altern …   From formal English to slang

  • superaltern — |süpə|rȯltə(r)n noun ( s) Etymology: super + altern (as in subaltern) : a universal proposition in traditional logic that is a ground for the immediate inference of a corresponding subalternate * * * /sooh peuhr awl teuhrn/, n. Logic. a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • superimplication — “+ noun Etymology: superaltern + implication : the relation of a superaltern to a subalternate compare opposition 2a(2) …   Useful english dictionary

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  • subalternant — ˌsəˌbȯlˈtərnənt, bal noun ( s) Etymology: Medieval Latin subalternus + English ant : superaltern …   Useful english dictionary

  • subalternation — “+ noun Etymology: Medieval Latin subalternation , subalternatio, from subalternatus (past participle of subalternare to subordinate) + Latin ion , io ion 1. : the quality or state of being subalternate : succession by turns : subordination 2. :… …   Useful english dictionary

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