- 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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- 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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