1. Ranked or ranged below; subordinate; inferior; specifically Mil., ranking as a junior officer; being below the rank of captain; as, a subaltern officer.
2. Logic Asserting only a part of what is asserted in a related proposition.
Subaltern genus. Logic See under Genus.
1. A person holding a subordinate position; specifically, a commissioned military officer below the rank of captain.
2. Logic A subaltern proposition.
adj : inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly
corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate
functionary" [syn: junior-grade, inferior, lower,
lower-ranking, lowly, petty(a), secondary, subordinate]
n : a British commissioned army officer below the rank of