Definitions of antecedent

  1. Prior conduct.
  2. The previous history of a person or thing.
  3. someone from whom you are descended ( but usually more remote that a grandparent)
  4. the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun
  5. a preceding occurrence or cause or event
  6. That which goes before in time; that which precedes.
  7. One who precedes or goes in front.
  8. The earlier events of one's life; previous principles, conduct, course, history.
  9. The first or conditional part of a hypothetical proposition; as, If the earth is fixed, the sun must move.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. The noun to which a relative or other pronoun refers.
  13. That which precedes in time: ( gram.) the noun or pronoun to which a relative pronoun refers:- pl. previous principles, conduct, history, etc.
  14. That which goes before; previous event; noun to which the relative refers.
  15. One who or that which goes before.
  16. The noun to which a relative pronoun refers.
  17. That which goes before in time or place; the noun to which a relative refers. The conditional clause of a hypothetical proposition. The first of two terms of a ratio.
  18. That which goes before in time or place.
  19. ANTECEDENTLY.
  20. someone from whom you are descended ( but usually more remote than a grandparent)
  21. Presumptive; as, an antecedent improbability.
  22. Going before in time.
  23. Going before in time or place.
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