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Definition of "correlative" [cor•rel•a•tive]

  • Related; corresponding. (adjective)
  • Grammar Indicating a reciprocal or complementary relationship: a correlative conjunction. (adjective)
  • Either of two correlative entities; a correlate. (noun)
  • Grammar A correlative word or expression. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "correlative" in a sentence
  • "Mystery signifies the hidden truth, veiled under this symbol, and now revealed; its correlative is revelation."
  • "These so called correlative constitutional rights include the right to a maximally safeguarded electoral system that provides the greatest protection against even the opportunity for tampering and the right to know that one's vote was fairly counted as cast."
  • "A head will be more accurately defined as the correlative of that which is"