WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020 cor•rel•a•tive
(kə rel′ə tiv),USA pronunciation adj.
- so related that each implies or complements the other.
- being in correlation;
- British Terms, Grammar[Gram.]answering to or complementing one another and regularly used in association, as either and or, not only and but.
- Biology(of a typical structure of an organism) found in correlation with another.
Also,[esp. Brit.,] corelative.
cor•rel′a•tive•ness, cor•rel′a•tiv′i•ty, n.
- either of two things, as two terms, that are correlative.
- Grammar, British Termsa correlative expression.
- Medieval Latin correlātīvus. See cor-, relative
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
correlative /kɒˈrɛlətɪv/ adj
- in mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relationship; corresponding
- 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
corˈrelatively adv corˈrelativeness, corˌrelaˈtivity n
- either of two things that are correlative
- a correlative word
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