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correlative

[kuh-rel-uh-tiv] /kəˈrɛl ə tɪv/
adjective
1.
so related that each implies or complements the other.
2.
being in correlation; mutually related.
3.
Grammar. 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.
noun
5.
either of two things, as two terms, that are correlative.
6.
Grammar. a correlative expression.
Also, especially British, corelative.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Medieval Latin correlātīvus. See cor-, relative
Related forms
correlatively, adverb
correlativeness, correlativity, noun
noncorrelative, adjective
noncorrelatively, adverb
noncorrelativeness, noun
uncorrelative, adjective
uncorrelatively, adverb
uncorrelativeness, noun
uncorrelativity, noun
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Examples for correlative
  • History is replete with examples that age and competence are not correlative.
  • The issues that you raise likely revolve around total solar output, which is not correlative.
  • These two groups share causative and correlative factors, one of which has only recently become socialized medicine.
  • In every one of these cases, the cost of enforcing rights can be chalked up to the price of enforcing their correlative duties.
  • The word gentleman has not any correlative abstract to express the quality.
  • As a correlative to this the converse of this thesis is also true.
British Dictionary definitions for correlative

correlative

/kɒˈrɛlətɪv/
adjective
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
noun
3.
either of two things that are correlative
4.
a correlative word
Derived Forms
correlatively, adverb
correlativeness, correlativity, noun
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