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1. Related; corresponding.
2. Grammar Indicating a reciprocal or complementary relationship: a correlative conjunction.
1. Either of two correlative entities; a correlate.
2. Grammar A correlative word or expression.
1. in mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relationship; corresponding
2. (Grammar) denoting words, usually conjunctions, occurring together though not adjacently in certain grammatical constructions, as for example neither and nor in such sentences as he neither ate nor drank
3. either of two things that are correlative
4. (Grammar) a correlative word
corˈrelativeness, corˌrelaˈtivity n
cor•rel•a•tive(kəˈrɛl ə tɪv)
1. so related that each implies or complements the other.
2. being in correlation; mutually related.
3. Gram. answering to or complementing one another and regularly used in association, as either and or, or no sooner and than.n.
4. either of two things, as two terms, that are correlative.
5. a correlative expression.
[1520–30; < Medieval Latin]
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|Noun||1.||correlative - either of two or more related or complementary variables|
|Adj.||1.||correlative - mutually related|
|2.||correlative - expressing a reciprocal or complementary relation; "correlative conjunctions"|
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)