correlative

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/kɒˈrɛlətɪv/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(kə relə tiv)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
cor•rel•a•tive  (kə relə tiv),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. so related that each implies or complements the other.
  2. being in correlation;
    mutually related.
  3. British Terms, Grammar[Gram.]answering to or complementing one another and regularly used in association, as either and or, not only and but.
  4. Biology(of a typical structure of an organism) found in correlation with another.

n. 
  1. either of two things, as two terms, that are correlative.
  2. Grammar, British Termsa correlative expression.
Also,[esp. Brit.,] corelative.  cor•rela•tive•ly, adv. 
cor•rela•tive•ness, cor•rel′a•tivi•ty, n. 
  • Medieval Latin correlātīvus. See cor-, relative
  • 1520–30

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
correlative /kɒˈrɛlətɪv/ adj
  1. in mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relationship; corresponding
  2. denoting words, usually conjunctions, occurring together though not adjacently in certain grammatical constructions, as for example neither and nor in such sentences as he neither ate nor drank
n
  1. either of two things that are correlative
  2. a correlative word

corˈrelatively adv corˈrelativeness, corˌrelaˈtivity n
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