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Definition of superordinate noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

superordinate

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌsupərˈɔrdn̩ət//
 
(also hypernym) (linguistics)
 
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a word with a general meaning that includes the meanings of other particular words, for example “fruit” is the superordinate of “apple,” “orange,” etc. compare hyponym
superordinate adjective compare subordinate
 
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