a) Greater in degree, rank or position
b) The relation of a universal proposition to a specific proposition of the same form with the universal quantified variable replaced by a specific instance.
2. noun
a) That which is superordinate.
b) A hypernym.
3. verb
To cause to be superordinate.

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