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]

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  • 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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • correlative — adj corresponding, complementary, complemental, *reciprocal, convertible …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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