—adj., n., v., -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
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.
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.
to elevate to superordinate position.
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