Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

correlative

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

Simple Definition of correlative

  • : existing because something else exists : closely connected

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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

correlatively

adverb

Examples of correlative in a sentence

  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


Learn More about correlative


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up correlative? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

looking or feeling very sad

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

dog-eating-apple

Which is a synonym of asperse?

defame placate beat divulge
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ