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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sub·al·tern /səˈbɔltɚ/
 次長,副官,中尉(a.)下的,次的,副的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sub·al·tern a.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sub·al·tern n.
 1. A person holding a subordinate position; specifically, a commissioned military officer below the rank of captain.
 2. Logic A subaltern proposition.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 subaltern
      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
          captain