Correlative

  • 1 correlative — I adjective accordant, adapted, affiliate, affiliated, affined, affinitive, agnate, agreeing, akin, allied, amalgamated, analogous, anent, applicable, apposite, appropriate, associated, associative, belonging, cognate, coinciding, collateral,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 correlative — [kə rel′ə tiv] adj. [ML correlativus] 1. having or involving a mutual relationship; reciprocally dependent [correlative rights and duties] 2. Gram. expressing mutual relation and used in pairs [In “neither Tom nor I can go,” “neither” and “nor”… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Correlative — Cor*rel a*tive (k?r r?l ? t?v), a. [Cf. F. corr[ e]latif.] Having or indicating a reciprocal relation. [1913 Webster] Father and son, prince and subject, stranger and citizen, are correlative terms. Hume. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 correlative — UK US /kəˈrelətɪv/ adjective [before noun] ► used to describe two or more things that are related to each other: »Each party to the contract has correlative rights and duties …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 correlative — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having a correlation. 2) (of words such as neither and nor) corresponding to each other and regularly used together. ► NOUN ▪ a correlative word or concept. ORIGIN Latin correlativus, from relativus having reference or relation …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 Correlative — Cor*rel a*tive, n. 1. One who, or that which, stands in a reciprocal relation, or is correlated, to some other person or thing. Locke. [1913 Webster] Spiritual things and spiritual men are correlatives. Spelman. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram.) The… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 correlative — adj corresponding, complementary, complemental, *reciprocal, convertible …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 correlative — is each of a pair of words used to link corresponding parts of a sentence, e.g. both…and…, either…or…, neither…nor…. Correlatives that involve a subordinate clause include hardly…when… and if…then… …

    Modern English usage

  • 9 corrélative — ● corrélatif, corrélative adjectif (latin médiéval correlativus) Se dit de choses ou de termes qui sont en corrélation, qui sont unis par une dépendance logique : L effet et la cause sont corrélatifs. Se dit de deux termes qui sont en relation de …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 10 correlative — 1 adjective 1 two or more facts, ideas etc that are correlative are closely related or dependent on each other: correlative theories and beliefs | Profits were directly correlative to the popularity of the product. 2 technical two words that are… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 correlative — I UK [kəˈrelətɪv] / US adjective 1) formal correlative rights or obligations are connected with or depend on each other 2) linguistics two words that are correlative are often used together but not usually used next to each other. For example,… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 correlative — cor|rel|a|tive1 [ kə relətıv ] adjective 1. ) FORMAL correlative rights or obligations are connected with or depend on each other 2. ) LINGUISTICS two words that are correlative are often used together but not usually used next to each other. For …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 correlative — cor|rel|a|tive [kəˈrelətıv] adj formal two or more facts, ideas etc that are correlative are closely related or dependent on each other ▪ rights and their correlative responsibilities >correlative n …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 correlative — adjective Date: 1530 1. naturally related ; corresponding 2. reciprocally related 3. regularly used together but typically not adjacent < the correlative conjunctions either…or …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 correlative — correlatively, adv. correlativeness, correlativity, n. /keuh rel euh tiv/, adj. 1. so related that each implies or complements the other. 2. being in correlation; mutually related. 3. Gram. answering to or complementing one another and regularly… …

    Universalium

  • 16 correlative — [[t]kɒre̱lətɪv[/t]] correlatives N COUNT: oft N of n If one thing is a correlative of another, the first thing is caused by the second thing, or occurs together with it. [FORMAL] Man has rights only in so far as they are a correlative of duty …

    English dictionary

  • 17 correlative — cor•rel•a•tive [[t]kəˈrɛl ə tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) so related that each implies or complements the other 2) being in correlation; mutually related 3) gram. answering to or complementing one another and regularly used in association, as either and or,… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 correlative — /kɒˈrɛlətɪv/ (say ko reluhtiv) adjective 1. so related that each implies or complements the other. 2. being in correlation; mutually related. 3. having a mutual relation; answering to or complementing one another, as either and or, where and… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 correlative — 1. adjective mutually related; corresponding 2. noun a) Either of two correlative things. b) A pro form; a non personal pronominal, proadjectival, or proadverbal form, in Esperanto regularly formed, indicating which?, that, some …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 Correlative — In grammar, correlatives are words that are separated in a sentence but function together to perform a single function. In English, examples are both and, either or, neither nor, the the ( the more the better ), so that ( it ate so much food that …

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