- having or involving a mutual relationship; reciprocally dependent: correlative rights and duties
- Gram. expressing mutual relation and used in pairs: in “Neither Tom nor I can go,” “neither” and “nor” are correlative conjunctions
Origin of correlativeMedieval Latin correlativus
- a thing closely related to something else
- a correlative word
- Related; corresponding.
- Grammar Indicating a reciprocal or complementary relationship: a correlative conjunction.
- Either of two correlative entities; a correlate.
- Grammar A correlative word or expression.
(comparative more correlative, superlative most correlative)
- Either of two correlative things.
- (grammar) A pro-form; a non-personal pronominal, proadjectival, or proadverbal form, in Esperanto regularly formed, indicating 'which?', 'that', 'some', 'none', and 'every', as applied to people, things, type, place, manner, reason, time, or quantity, as: kiu ‘who’ (which person?), iu ‘someone’ (some person), tie ‘there’ (that place), ĉie ‘everywhere’ (all places), etc.