from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of higher rank, status, or value.
- adjective Logic Of or being the relation of a broader category to a narrower category that it encompasses, such as metal in relation to iron.
from The Century Dictionary.
- In zoology, having the rank or value of a superorder; being above the rank of an order.
- Related as a universal proposition to a particular one in the same terms.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Greater in degree, rank or position
- adjective logic The relation of a universal proposition to a specific proposition of the same form with the universal quantified variable replaced by a specific instance.
- adjective linguistics, of a word or phrase
- noun That which is superordinate.
- noun linguistics A
- verb transitive To cause to be superordinate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun one of greater rank or station or quality
- adjective of higher rank or status or value
- verb place in a superior order or rank
- noun a word that is more generic than a given word
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
One thing the couples in these good marriages have in common is a vision of the marriage as a "superordinate" entity -- something that is separate from and larger than its two parts.
As the efficacious bearer and transmitter of the Divine Spirit of Love to mankind Jesus is "superordinate" to all men, and has in the eternal decree of God a merely ideal pre-existence.
If G1 is superordinate to G2, then G1's differentiae will be a subset of G2's differentiae.
It became my superordinate goal to read every word that London had written.
Public safety nets rely on the idea that a group or society is a superordinate entity for which individuals are morally obligated to sacrifice.
Contrary to this, you suggest that the relative pronoun takes the case corresponding to its syntactic role in the superordinate clause.
The state structure of civil society has a particular regulative role, but not a superordinate role, among the societal spheres.
However, what about children abuse - preventing such abuse seems to require laws superordinate to the property laws.
Basically the superordinate power of the state and states in lives of „citizens.
There is no sovereign source of law superordinate to those countries, from which a body of law can flow.