from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of higher rank, status, or value.
- adj. Logic Of or being the relation of a universal proposition to a particular proposition in which the terms are the same and occur in the same order.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Greater in degree, rank or position
- adj. The relation of a universal proposition to a specific proposition of the same form with the universal quantified variable replaced by a specific instance.
- adj. hypernymic
- n. That which is superordinate.
- n. A hypernym.
- v. To cause to be superordinate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Related as a universal proposition to a particular one in the same terms.
- In zoology, having the rank or value of a superorder; being above the rank of an order.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one of greater rank or station or quality
- adj. of higher rank or status or value
- v. place in a superior order or rank
- n. a word that is more generic than a given word
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.