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  • n  one of greater rank or station or quality
  • n  a word that is more generic than a given word
  • v  place in a superior order or rank
    These two notions are superordinated to a third
  • s  of higher rank or status or value

  • The classic case of a world-uniting superordinate goal would be an extraterrestrial invasion.
  • If this idea ever gets across, it may provide New York with what sociologists call a "superordinate goal"the kind of overriding common interest that unites hostile groups when .
  • Indeed, enterprising families can still find ample superordinate goals.

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