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superordinate

[adj., n. soo-per-awr-dn-it; v. soo-per-awr-dn-eyt] /adj., n. ˌsu pərˈɔr dn ɪt; v. ˌsu pərˈɔr dnˌeɪt/
adjective
1.
of higher degree in condition or rank.
2.
Logic. (of a universal proposition) related to a particular proposition of the same quality and containing the same terms in the same order.
noun
3.
a superordinate person or thing.
4.
Linguistics. a term that denotes a general class under which a set of subcategories is subsumed: “Child” is the superordinate of “girl” and “boy.”.
Compare hyponym.
verb (used with object), superordinated, superordinating.
5.
to elevate to superordinate position.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; super- + (sub)ordinate
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Examples from the web for superordinate
  • These networks comprise a superordinate concept and supporting information.
  • They all highlight superordinate ideas and show how ideas relate to each other.
  • In many cases, teachers believe their future in relation to the innovation is determined not by them, but by some superordinate.
  • Can be configured to control distributions from superordinate servers.
British Dictionary definitions for superordinate

superordinate

adjective (ˌsuːpərˈɔːdɪnɪt)
1.
of higher status or condition
noun (ˌsuːpərˈɔːdɪnɪt)
2.
a person or thing that is superordinate
3.
a word the meaning of which includes the meaning of another word or words: ``red'' is a superordinate of ``scarlet'', ``vermilion'', and ``crimson'' Compare hyponym, synonym, antonym
verb (ˌsuːpərˈɔːdɪˌneɪt)
4.
(transitive) (rare) to make superordinate
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Word Origin and History for superordinate
adj.

1610s, on model of subordinate with super-.

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