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correlative

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adjective cor·rel·a·tive \kə-ˈre-lə-tiv\

Simple Definition of correlative

  • : existing because something else exists : closely connected

Full Definition of correlative

  1. 1 :  naturally related :  corresponding

  2. 2 :  reciprocally related

  3. 3 :  regularly used together but typically not adjacent <the correlative conjunctions either … or>

correlative noun
cor·rel·a·tive·ly adverb

Examples of correlative

  1. a doctor's duties and a patient's correlative rights

  2. As demand increases, we'll see a correlative increase in price.



1530

First Known Use of correlative

1530

Rhymes with correlative


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