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Definition of superordinate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

superordinate

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BrE BrE//ˌsuːpərˈɔːdɪnət//
 
, BrE//ˌsjuːpərˈɔːdɪnət//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsuːpərˈɔːrdɪnət//
 
(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 Word Origin early 17th cent.: from super- ‘above’, on the pattern of subordinate.

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