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cor·rel·a·tive

 (kə-rĕl′ə-tĭv)
adj.
1. Related; corresponding.
2. Grammar Indicating a reciprocal or complementary relationship: a correlative conjunction.
n.
1. Either of two correlative entities; a correlate.
2. Grammar A correlative word or expression.

cor·rel′a·tive·ly adv.

correlative

(kɒˈrɛlətɪv)
adj
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
n
3. either of two things that are correlative
4. (Grammar) a correlative word
corˈrelatively adv
corˈrelativeness, corˌrelaˈtivity n

cor•rel•a•tive

(kəˈrɛl ə tɪv)

adj.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.correlative - either of two or more related or complementary variablescorrelative - either of two or more related or complementary variables
variable quantity, variable - a quantity that can assume any of a set of values
Adj.1.correlative - mutually related
related, related to - being connected either logically or causally or by shared characteristics ; "painting and the related arts"; "school-related activities"; "related to micelle formation is the...ability of detergent actives to congregate at oil-water interfaces"
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)
reciprocal, mutual - concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return; "reciprocal aid"; "reciprocal trade"; "mutual respect"; "reciprocal privileges at other clubs"

correlative

noun
Something closely resembling or analogous to something else:
Translations
korrelaattikorrelatiivinenkorreloivavaste

correlative

[kɒˈrelətɪv]
A. ADJcorrelativo
B. Ncorrelativo m

correlative

[kɒˈrɛlətɪv] ncorrélatif m
to be a correlative of → correspondre à

correlative

nKorrelat nt
adj (= directly related)entsprechend; (Gram) → korrelativ
References in classic literature ?
Even in the case of acknowledged correlatives, and where names exist for each, there will be no interdependence if one of the two is denoted, not by that name which expresses the correlative notion, but by one of irrelevant significance.
When the terminology is thus correct, it is evident that all correlatives are interdependent.
His chief impression with regard to ascertaining those mysterious correlatives of his familiar English vocables which were current in this extraordinary city of Paris was, that it was simply a matter of a good deal of unwonted and rather ridiculous muscular effort on his own part.
Nevertheless I should still maintain, that of relatives some have a quality attached to either term of the relation; others are simple and have their correlatives simple.
And so of more and less, and of other correlative terms, such as the double and the half, or again, the heavier and the lighter, the swifter and the slower; and of hot and cold, and of any other relatives;--is not this true of all of them?
It is, of course, POSSIBLE that there may be, at certain stages in evolution, elements which are entirely new from the standpoint of analysis, though in their nascent form they have little influence on behaviour and no very marked correlatives in structure.
But it was Adam's strength, not its correlative hardness, that influenced his meditations this morning.
I don't see why I should not, after all, use that expression, for it is the correlative of the term pension bourgeoise, employed by Balzac in the Pere Goriot.
The word gentleman has not any correlative abstract to express the quality.
I have a theory that any physical defect has its correlative mental and moral defect.
He is the compend of time; he is also the correlative of nature.
Let it suffice that in the light of these two facts, namely, that the mind is One, and that nature is its correlative, history is to be read and written.