Complete Definition of "antecedent"

English

Adjective
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  1. earlier either in time or order

Translations

German: früher, vorausgehend
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Portuguese: antecedente

Noun
en-noun

  1. any thing that precedes another thing, especially the cause of the second thing
  2. in plural one's ancestors
  3. grammar a word, phrase or clause referred to by a pronoun

#: In "The policeman asked the boy what he was doing" the phrase "the boy" is the antecedent of the pronoun "he".

  1. logic The conditional part of a hypothetical proposition

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Related terms
precedent

Translations
trans-top|any thing that precedes another thing
French: antécédent m
trans-mid
Dutch: antecedent n
Portuguese: antecedente m
Swedish: föregångare c
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trans-top|one's ancestors
French: ascendant m
trans-mid
Portuguese: antecedentes m|p
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trans-top|a word, phrase or clause referred to by a pronoun
Finnish: korrelaatti
French: antécédent m
German: Bezugswort n
trans-mid
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trans-top|conditional part of a hypothetical proposition
French: antécédent m
trans-mid
Portuguese: antecedente m
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ttbc|Ido : antecedanto
ttbc|Latin: antecedent
ttbc|Spanish: antecedente


Dutch

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