adjective Etymology: super- + subordinate Date: 1620 superior in rank, class, or status

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  • superordinate — 1610s, on model of subordinate with SUPER (Cf. super ) …   Etymology dictionary

  • superordinate — [so͞o΄pər ôrd′ n it] adj. [ SUPER + (SUB)ORDINATE] of a superior kind, rank, status, etc …   English World dictionary

  • superordinate — adj., n. /sooh peuhr awr dn it/; v. /sooh peuhr awr dn ayt /, adj., n., v., superordinated, superordinating. adj. 1. of higher degree in condition or rank. 2. Logic. (of a universal proposition) related to a particular proposition of the same… …   Universalium

  • superordinate — UK [ˌsuːpərˈɔː(r)dɪnət] / US [ˌsupərˈɔrd(ə)nət] noun [countable] Word forms superordinate : singular superordinate plural superordinates linguistics a word that includes the meaning of more specific words. For example, vehicle is the… …   English dictionary

  • superordinate — su•per•or•di•nate adj., n. [[t]ˌsu pərˈɔr dn ɪt[/t]] v. [[t] ˌeɪt[/t]] adj. n. v. nat•ed, nat•ing 1) of higher degree in condition or rank 2) a superordinate person or thing 3) ling. a word that denotes a general class under which a set of… …   From formal English to slang

  • superordinate — adjective /supərˈɔdənət / (say soohpuhr awduhnuht) 1. higher in rank, degree, etc. 2. Logic of superior order or generality, as genus to species or as universal to particular. –noun /supərˈɔdənət / (say soohpuhr awduhnuht) 3. someone who or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • superordinate — 1. adjective a) Greater in degree, rank or position b) The relation of a universal proposition to a specific proposition of the same form with the universal quantified variable replaced by a specific instance. Ant: subordinate, hyponymic 2. noun …   Wiktionary

  • superordinate — su|per|or|di|nate [ ,supər ɔrdnət ] noun count LINGUISTICS a word that includes the meaning of more specific words. For example, vehicle is the superordinate of words such as car and truck …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • superordinate — См. sovrordinato …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • superordinate — n. higher up, superior, something superior; person of higher status; (Linguistics) hypernym, word with an extensive meaning that forms a category under which more specific words fall, word that is more general than another given word (such as:… …   English contemporary dictionary

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