superordinate word

superordinate word
a word that is more generic than a given word
Syn: ↑hypernym, ↑superordinate
Hypernyms: ↑word

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  • superordinate — UK [ˌsuːpərˈɔː(r)dɪnət] / US [ˌsupərˈɔrd(ə)nət] noun [countable] Word forms superordinate : singular superordinate plural superordinates linguistics a word that includes the meaning of more specific words. For example, vehicle is the… …   English dictionary

  • superordinate — su•per•or•di•nate adj., n. [[t]ˌsu pərˈɔr dn ɪt[/t]] v. [[t] ˌeɪt[/t]] adj. n. v. nat•ed, nat•ing 1) of higher degree in condition or rank 2) a superordinate person or thing 3) ling. a word that denotes a general class under which a set of… …   From formal English to slang

  • superordinate — su|per|or|di|nate [ ,supər ɔrdnət ] noun count LINGUISTICS a word that includes the meaning of more specific words. For example, vehicle is the superordinate of words such as car and truck …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • superordinate — n. higher up, superior, something superior; person of higher status; (Linguistics) hypernym, word with an extensive meaning that forms a category under which more specific words fall, word that is more general than another given word (such as:… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • superordinate — [ˌsu:pər ɔ:dɪnət] noun 1》 a thing that represents a superior order or category within a system of classification.     ↘Linguistics a word whose meaning includes the meaning of one or more other words. 2》 a person of superior rank or status.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Linguistic relativity and the color naming debate — Linguistic relativity stems from a question about the relationship between language and thought, about whether one s language determines the way one thinks. This question has given birth to a wide array of research within a variety of different… …   Wikipedia

  • hypernym — n. a word that is more generic or more abstract than a given word; a word designating a class of which the given word is a member. Inverse of subtype and hyponym. Syn: superordinate, superordinate word. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hypernym — noun a word that is more generic than a given word • Syn: ↑superordinate, ↑superordinate word • Hypernyms: ↑word …   Useful english dictionary

  • hyponym — /ˈhaɪpənɪm/ (say huypuhnim) noun a word whose sense is included in that of a superordinate word: chair is a hyponym of furniture . Compare hypernym. {hyp(o) + onym, modelled on synonym} …  

  • Semantic change — Semantic change, also known as semantic shift or semantic progression describes the evolution of word usage usually to the point that the modern meaning is radically different from the original usage. In diachronic (or historical) linguistics,… …   Wikipedia

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