correlative

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

Definition of correlative

1 : naturally related : corresponding
2 : reciprocally related
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.

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First Known Use of correlative

1530

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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CORRELATIVE Defined for English Language Learners

correlative

Definition of correlative for English Language Learners

  • : existing because something else exists : closely connected



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