superordinate

[adj., n. soo-per-awr-dn-it; v. soo-per-awr-dn-eyt]
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:
1610–20; super- + (sub)ordinate

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superordinate
 
adj
1.  of higher status or condition
 
n
2.  a person or thing that is superordinate
3.  hyponym synonym Compare antonym a word the meaning of which includes the meaning of another word or words: ``red'' is a superordinate of ``scarlet'', ``vermilion'', and ``crimson''
 
vb
4.  rare (tr) to make superordinate

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Example sentences
These networks comprise a superordinate concept and supporting information.
They all highlight superordinate ideas and show how ideas relate to each other.
Can be configured to control distributions from superordinate servers.
In many cases, teachers believe their future in relation to the innovation is determined not by them, but by some superordinate.
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