Definition of Lower rank

1. Noun. The state of being inferior.

Exact synonyms: Inferiority, Lower Status
Generic synonyms: Low Status, Lowliness, Lowness
Specialized synonyms: Backseat, Shade, Subordinateness, Subsidiarity
Derivative terms: Inferior

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lower Rank

lower lid
lower limb
lower limit
lower limits
lower lip
lower lobe of lung
lower mantle
lower motor neuron
lower motor neuron dysarthria
lower motor neuron lesion
lower nephron nephrosis
lower nodal extrasystole
lower oesophageal sphincter
lower oneself
lower quartile
lower rank (current term)
lower respiratory infection
lower respiratory tract
lower respiratory tract smear
lower segment cesarian section
lower semi-continuous
lower semicontinuous
lower status
lower the boom
lower uterine segment
lower uterine segment cesarean section

Literary usage of Lower rank

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"... the Counts of Alencon, Harcourt, Flanders, Blois, Aumale, and Severs, eighty bannerets, and perhaps about thirty thousand men of lower rank. ..."

2. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1811)
"... or are not able to do it, they are removed to a lower rank. The main body of the blind are comprehended under one general name of ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The same assemblage can, however, be well- ordered, thus: f, b, I, 3, i, b, %, I, . . . , where the scheme is that £ shall have lower rank ? ..."

4. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1849)
"THE preposterous genius of the times bath so far favoured some rascals of a lower rank, such as usurp the abused title of Sons ..."

5. The Theory of Functions of a Real Variable and the Theory of Fourier's Series by Ernest William Hobson (1907)
"It follows from this definition, that in a simple sequence there is one element of lower rank than all the others; and further, that every part of the ..."

6. Contributions to the Founding of the Theory of Transfinite Numbers by Georg Cantor (1911)
"The relation of two elements mx and mz, in which ;«x has the lower rank in the given order of precedence and mz the higher, is expressed by the formulae ..."

7. A Treatise on the Law and Practice of Naval Courts-martial by R.N. William Hickman (1851)
"Commissioned Officers cannot be reduced to a lower Rank. — Case of Lieutenant Franklin, RM — When the Charges are proved, Prisoner cannot be acquitted. ..."

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