Definitions

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

Etymologies

super- + (sub)ordinate.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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