adjective, noun Chiefly British.
Origin of corelative
so related that each implies or complements the other.
being in correlation; mutually related.
Grammar. answering to or complementing one another and regularly used in association, as either and or, not only and but.
Biology. (of a typical structure of an organism) found in correlation with another.
either of two things, as two terms, that are correlative.
Grammar. a correlative expression.
Also especially British, co·rel·a·tive.
Origin of correlative
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It can only be studied in relation to its corelative matter, the body.
in mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relationship; corresponding
denoting words, usually conjunctions, occurring together though not adjacently in certain grammatical constructions, as for example neither and nor in such sentences as he neither ate nor drank
either of two things that are correlative
a correlative word
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