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.
Recent Examples of correlative from the Web
The problem was the findings were merely correlative and didn’t show that consuming a high-fat diet causes heart disease.
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First Known Use of correlative
CORRELATIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of correlative for English Language Learners
: existing because something else exists : closely connected
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