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superordinates

noun

  1. (leader)  one of greater rank, station, or quality
    Synonyms: higher-up, superior. Type of: leader
  2. (word)  a word that is more generic than a given word
    Synonyms: hypernym, superordinate word. Type of: word

verb

Etymology summary

"super-" "above", on the pattern of subordinate
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wiktionary:

superordinate | superordinates [plural] | superordinated [past tense] | superordinating [present participle] | hypernym [synonym, sense-specific] | subordinate [antonym, sense-specific] | hyponymic [antonym, sense-specific] | hypernymic [synonym, sense-specific]

Greater in degree, rank or position | [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. | [linguistics, words, phrases] hypernymic | That ... (36 of 54 words, 6 definitions)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

superordinate [countable, linguistics] | superordinates [plural]

a word that includes the meaning of more specific words. For example, "vehicle" is the superordinate of words such as "car" and "truck". (23 of 49 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/superordinate

Wikipedia:

Hyponymy | hyponym | hypernym

a word or phrase whose semantic field is included within that of another word, its hypernym. In simpler terms, a hyponym shares a type-of relationship with its hypernym. For example, scarlet, vermilion, carmine, and crimson are all hyponyms of red,... (40 of 437 words)

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Collins Dictionary:

superordinate | hypernym [sense-specific]

of higher status or condition | a person or thing that is superordinate | a word the meaning of which includes the meaning of another word or words | ... (26 of 274 words, 4 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Oxford Dictionary:

superordinate

a thing that represents a superior order or category within a system of classification | [linguistics] : a word whose meaning includes the meaning of ... (24 of 97 words, 4 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/superordinate

Random House Dictionary:

superordinate | superordinated [past tense] | superordinating [present participle]

of higher degree in condition or rank. | [logic] (of a universal proposition) related to a particular proposition of the same quality and containing ... (23 of 83 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

superordinate | superordination [noun, related]

Of higher rank, status, or value. | [logic] Of or being the relation of a universal proposition to a particular proposition in which the terms are the ... (26 of 46 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

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Merriam-Webster:

superordinate

superior in rank, class, or status (6 of 21 words, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

superordinate

of a superior kind, rank, status, etc. (7 of 14 words, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

superordinate | superordinates [plural] | hypernym [linguistics, sense-specific]

a word whose meaning encompasses the meaning of another more specific word. "Animal" is a superordinate of "cat." | somebody or something of superior ... (23 of 55 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861717079​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

superordinate

First use: early 17th century

Origin: "super-" "above", on the pattern of subordinate

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Merriam-Webster:

superordinate

First use: 1620

Origin: super- + subordinate

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super [entry 1, adjective]

First use: 1842

Origin: super-

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ordinate

First use: 1676

Origin: New Latin (linea) ordinate (applicata), literally, line applied in an orderly manner

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American Heritage Dictionary:

superordinate

Origin: "super-" + "subordinate".

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super-

Origin: Latin, from super, over, above; see uper in Indo-European roots.

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subordinate | subordinated [past tense] | subordinating [present participle] | subordinates [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English subordinat, from Medieval Latin subōrdinātus, past participle of subōrdināre, to put in a lower rank: Latin ... (18 of 35 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

superordinate

Origin: "super-" + subordinate

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super-

Origin: Latin from super, above from Indo-European *eksuper ( derives Greek hyper) from *eghs ( derives "ex-") + *uper, "over"

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Encarta Dictionary:

superordinate | superordinates [plural]

First use: Early 17th century

Origin: super- + subordinate

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Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

superordinate [countable, linguistics] | superordinates [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "superordinate"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

superordinate [countable, linguistics] | superordinates [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "superordinate"

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the Free Dictionary:

superordinate

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "superordinate"

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Google Dictionary:

superordinate | superordinates [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "superordinate"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

superordinate

Audio: North American pronunciation of "superordinate"

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YourDictionary Audio:

superordinate

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "superordinate" by speech synthesizer

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