Synonyms for antecedent

Grammar : Adj
Spell : an-tuh-seed-nt
Phonetic Transcription : ˌæn təˈsid nt

Définition of antecedent

Origin :
  • late 14c. (n. and adj.), from Old French antecedent (14c.) or directly from Latin antecedentem (nominative antecedens), present participle of antecedere "go before, precede," from ante- "before" (see ante) + cedere "to yield" (see cede). Used as a noun in Latin philosophical writings.
  • adj prior
Example sentences :
  • The antecedent of this pronoun had been mentioned for the last time at eight o'clock.
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • If magnetism be an antecedent factor, magnetism may be its product.
  • Extract from : « The Machinery of the Universe » by Amos Emerson Dolbear
  • The antecedent in this instance is not Rubicon, but the entire clause.
  • Extract from : « The Verbalist » by Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
  • His scientists, his historians were all of the Victorian age or antecedent thereto.
  • Extract from : « A Daughter of the Middle Border » by Hamlin Garland
  • No, its head spring, in this case, was antecedent to the lake.
  • Extract from : « Bertha and Her Baptism » by Nehemiah Adams
  • Antecedent—That to which a relative pronoun or a relative clause refers.
  • Extract from : « Punctuation » by Frederick W. Hamilton
  • What is it that binds the consequent to its antecedent in nature?
  • Extract from : « Fragments of science, V. 1-2 » by John Tyndall
  • It is not brought about by the presence of antecedent realities.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847 » by Various
  • This appears to be the antecedent of the modern country club.
  • Extract from : « Domestic Life in Virginia in the Seventeenth Century » by Annie Lash Jester
  • For a parallelogramme is cut into two equall triangles, by the antecedent.
  • Extract from : « The Way To Geometry » by Peter Ramus

Antonyms for antecedent

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