[ adjective, noun soo-per-awr-dn-it; verb soo-per-awr-dn-eyt ]
/ adjective, noun ˌsu pərˈɔr dn ɪt; verb ˌsu pərˈɔr dnˌeɪt /
of higher degree in condition or rank.
Logic. (of a universal proposition) related to a particular proposition of the same quality and containing the same terms in the same order.
a superordinate person or thing.
Linguistics. a term that denotes a general class under which a set of subcategories is subsumed: “Child” is the superordinate of “girl” and “boy.”Compare hyponym.
verb (used with object), su·per·or·di·nat·ed, su·per·or·di·nat·ing.
to elevate to superordinate position.
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“When diverse groups are working toward a superordinate goal, this can lead to adopting a common identity,” she wrote.
British Dictionary definitions for superordinate
of higher status or condition
(tr) rare to make superordinate
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