Cor·rel·a·tive a. Having or indicating a reciprocal relation.
Father and son, prince and subject, stranger and citizen, are correlative terms. --Hume.
1. One who, or that which, stands in a reciprocal relation, or is correlated, to some other person or thing.
Spiritual things and spiritual men are correlatives. --Spelman.
2. Gram. The antecedent of a pronoun.
adj 1: mutually related [syn: correlate, correlated]
2: expressing a reciprocal or complementary relation;
n : either of two correlated variables [syn: correlate]