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[adjective, noun soo-per-awr-dn-it; verb soo-per-awr-dn-eyt] /adjective, noun ˌsu pərˈɔr dn ɪt; verb ˌsu pərˈɔr dnˌeɪt/
of higher degree in condition or rank.
Logic. (of a universal proposition) related to a particular proposition of the same quality and containing the same terms in the same order.
a superordinate person or thing.
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.
to elevate to superordinate position.
adjective (ˌsuːpərˈɔːdɪnɪt)
of higher status or condition
noun (ˌsuːpərˈɔːdɪnɪt)
a person or thing that is superordinate
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)
(transitive) (rare) to make superordinate


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