preceding, prior, previous, earlier
something which precedes; noun phrase referred to by a personal pronoun (Grammar)
\an`te*ced"ent\ (&?;), a. [l. antecedens, -entis, p. pr. of antecedere: cf. f. antécédent.] 1.
going before in time; prior; anterior; preceding; as, an event antecedent to the deluge; an antecedent cause. 2.
presumptive; as, an antecedent improbability.
is a preceding event, condition, cause, phrase, or word.
- Antecedent moisture, a hydrologic term describing the relative wetness condition of a catchment.
- Antecedent (logic), the first half of a hypothetical proposition.
- Antecedent (behavioral psychology), the stimulus that occurs before a trained behavior.
- Antecedent (grammar), the noun phrase to which an anaphor refers.
- A musical phrase (music) may be an antecedent or consequent phrase.
- Antecedent (genealogy), antonym of descendant, genealogical predecessor in family line.
- Antecedent (law), in crime, the history of a person.
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1. someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
(synonym) ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, root
(hypernym) relative, relation
2. a preceding occurrence or cause or event
(derivation) predate, precede, forego, antecede, antedate
3. anything that precedes something similar in time; "phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience"
(hypernym) temporal relation
4. the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun
1. preceding in time or order
(similar) anterior, prior(a)
a. antecedent Blaenorol =
a. antecedent, leading
The noun to which a relative refers; as, in the sentence "Solomon was the prince who built the temple," prince is the antecedent of who.
The first or conditional part of a hypothetical proposition; as, If the earth is fixed, the sun must move.
The first of the two terms of a ratio; the first or third of the four terms of a proportion. In the ratio a:b, a is the antecedent, and b the consequent.
The first of the two propositions which constitute an enthymeme or contracted syllogism; as, Every man is mortal; therefore the king must die.
The earlier events of one's life; previous principles, conduct, course, history.
That which goes before in time; that which precedes.
One who precedes or goes in front.
Presumptive; as, an antecedent improbability.
Going before in time; prior; anterior; preceding; as, an event antecedent to the Deluge; an antecedent cause.
One who or that which precedes or goes before, as in time, place, rank, order, or causality.
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