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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Preceding in time.

Usage examples (33)
  • This innovation is seen by many musicologists as the antecedence of dancehall as we now know it.
  • He did not like the Gaelic pronunciation, though in his antecedence, he was partly French.
  • The fifth chapter is about the word si, which is said to signify causality in or via antecedence.
  • Others refer the antecedence implied in the participle "predestinated," not to the fact of being the Son of for more
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  • A legal system is built upon "antecedence" (precedence), while grandparents are the "antecedents" of their grandchildren.
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