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English adjective: antecedent

1. antecedent preceding in time or order

Similaranterior, anticipatory, pre-existent, pre-existing, preexistent, preexisting, prevenient, prior

See alsopreceding


English noun: antecedent

1. antecedent (person) someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)

Synonymsancestor, ascendant, ascendent, root

Broader (hypernym)relation, relative

Narrower (hyponym)ancestress, father, forbear, forebear, forefather, foremother, primogenitor, progenitor, sire

Antonymsdescendant, descendent

2. antecedent (event) a preceding occurrence or cause or event

Broader (hypernym)cause

3. antecedent anything that precedes something similar in time

SamplesPhrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience.


Broader (hypernym)temporal relation

4. antecedent (communication) the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun

Broader (hypernym)referent

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