from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Describing spectroscopic lines that are narrower than produced naturally
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Below nature: infranatural; hypophysical.
Panama, for instance, is not natural, but subnatural, and must be brought up to its divine nature, when it will serve the children of God.
A photograph, if it could render them perfectly, and in color, would far excel the charm of this painting; for in it, good and clever as it is, there is nothing supernatural, and much that is subnatural.
If his primitive state was his natural state, and if the political state is supernatural, preternatural, or subnatural, how passed he alone, by his own unaided powers, from the former to the latter?