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Adjective: superordinate  ,soo-pu(r)'or-du-nut or ,soo-pu(r)'ord-nut [N. Amer], ,soo-pu(r)'or-di-nut [Brit]
  1. Of higher rank, status or value
Noun: superordinate  ,soo-pu(r)'or-du-nut or ,soo-pu(r)'ord-nut [N. Amer], ,soo-pu(r)'or-di-nut [Brit]
  1. One of greater rank, station or quality
    - superior, higher-up
     
  2. A word that is more generic than a given word
    - hypernym, superordinate word
Verb: superordinate  ,soo-pu(r)'or-du-nut or ,soo-pu(r)'ord-nut [N. Amer], ,soo-pu(r)'or-di-nut [Brit]
  1. Place in a superior order or rank
    "These two notions are superordinated to a third"

Derived forms: superordinating, superordinated, superordinates

See also: superior

Type of: grade, leader, order, place, range, rank, rate, word

Encyclopedia: Superordinate