Definitions for: Correlative


[n] either of two correlated variables
[adj] (grammar) indicating a reciprocal or complementary relation; "correlative conjunctions"
[adj] mutually related



Webster (1913) Definition: Cor*rel"a*tive (k?r-r?l"?-t?v), a. [Cf. F.
corr['e]latif.]
Having or indicating a reciprocal relation.

Father and son, prince and subject, stranger and
citizen, are correlative terms. --Hume.


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.

Spiritual things and spiritual men are correlatives.
--Spelman.

2. (Gram.) The antecedent of a pronoun.

Synonyms: correlate, correlate, correlated, reciprocal, related, related to

See Also: variable, variable quantity

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