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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A word or phrase that is replaced with a pronoun or other substitute in later references.

Usage examples (34)
  • Adjective : an antecedent event
  • Noun : Little is known about his birth and antecedents
  • But the French naturalist was of very different antecedents from the English surveyor.
  • We now wish to show that in antecedents, education, temperament, and in her writings, she represents the mass of her contemporaries – is a type of her era. 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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