Definition of correlative
1 : naturally related : corresponding
2 : reciprocally related
3 : regularly used together but typically not adjacent <the correlative conjunctions either … or>
Examples of correlative in a sentence
a doctor's duties and a patient's correlative rights
As demand increases, we'll see a correlative increase in price.
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Definition of correlative for English Language Learners
: existing because something else exists : closely connected
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