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superordinate

Definitions of superordinate
  1. noun
    one of greater rank or station or quality
    synonyms: higher-up, superior
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    Antonyms:
    inferior
    one of lesser rank or station or quality
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    better
    a superior person having claim to precedence
    god
    a man of such superior qualities that he seems like a deity to other people
    supervisor
    one who supervises or has charge and direction of
    bell captain
    the supervisor of bellboys in a hotel
    counsellor, counselor
    someone who has supervisory duties at a summer camp
    den mother
    someone who plays the role of a den mother
    director, theater director, theatre director
    someone who supervises the actors and directs the action in the production of a show
    boss, chief, foreman, gaffer, honcho
    a person who exercises control over workers
    forewoman
    a woman in charge of a group of workers
    overseer, superintendent
    a person who directs and manages an organization
    oyabun
    a Japanese supervisor
    monitor, proctor
    someone who supervises (an examination)
    director of research, research director
    a supervisor in a research center
    stage manager, stager
    someone who supervises the physical aspects in the production of a show and who is in charge of the stage when the show is being performed
    system administrator
    a person in charge of managing and maintaining a computer system of telecommunication system (as for a business or institution)
    taskmaster
    someone who imposes hard or continuous work
    trail boss
    the person responsible for driving a herd of cattle
    prefect
    an older student, especially in a private school, who monitors or supervises other students
    type of:
    leader
    a person who rules or guides or inspires others
  2. noun
    a word that is more generic than a given word
    synonyms: hypernym, superordinate word
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    type of:
    word
    a unit of language that native speakers can identify
  3. adjective
    of higher rank or status or value
    Synonyms:
    superior
    of or characteristic of high rank or importance
  4. verb
    place in a superior order or rank
    “These two notions are superordinated to a third”
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    type of:
    grade, order, place, range, rank, rate
    assign a rank or rating to
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