superaltern

[ soo-per-awl-tern ]
/ ˌsu pərˈɔl tərn /

noun Logic.

a universal proposition that is the basis for the immediate inference of a corresponding particular proposition.

Nearby words

  1. superaerodynamics,
  2. superagency,
  3. superalimentation,
  4. superalloy,
  5. superaltar,
  6. superannuate,
  7. superannuated,
  8. superannuation,
  9. superb,
  10. superb blue wren

Origin of superaltern

First recorded in 1920–25; super- + (sub)altern

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