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su•per•or•di•nate



Pronunciation: (
adj., n.sOO"pur-ôr'dn-it;
v.sOO"pur-ôr'dn-āt"),
[key]
adj., n., v., -nat•ed, -nat•ing.


adj.
1. of higher degree in condition or rank.
2. Logic.(of a universal proposition) related to a particular proposition of the same quality and containing the same terms in the same order.

n.
1. a superordinate person or thing.
2. Ling.a term that denotes a general class under which a set of subcategories is subsumed: “Child” is the superordinate of “girl” and “boy.” Cf. hyponym.

v.t.
to elevate to superordinate position.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

superordersuperordination
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