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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a British commissioned army officer below the rank of captain;


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. inferior in rank or status;
- Example: "the junior faculty"
- Example: "a lowly corporal"
- Example: "petty officialdom"
- Example: "a subordinate functionary"
[syn: junior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, petty(a), secondary, subaltern]

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4 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Subaltern \Sub*al"tern\, a. [F. subalterne, LL. subalternus, fr. L. sub under + alter the one, the other of two. See Alter.] 1. Ranked or ranged below; subordinate; inferior; specifically (Mil.), ranking as a junior officer; being below the rank of captain; as, a subaltern officer. [1913 Webster] 2. (Logic) Asserting only a part of what is asserted in a related proposition. [1913 Webster] Subaltern genus. (Logic) See under Genus. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Subaltern \Sub*al"tern\, n. 1. A person holding a subordinate position; specifically, a commissioned military officer below the rank of captain. [1913 Webster] 2. (Logic) A subaltern proposition. --Whately. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

subaltern adj 1: inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary" [syn: junior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, petty(a), secondary, subaltern] n 1: a British commissioned army officer below the rank of captain
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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