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subaltern

sub·al·tern

subaltern

 
pronunciation:
suhb awl trn [or] suhb awl trn
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of a lower rank or position; subordinate or secondary.
similar words:
secondary, subordinate
 
part of speech: noun
definition: one who is in a subordinate position, esp. a British military officer below the rank of captain.
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