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antecedent - Dictionary definition and meaning for word antecedent

(noun) someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
Synonyms : ancestor , ascendant , ascendent , root

(noun) a preceding occurrence or cause or event
(noun) anything that precedes something similar in time
Synonyms : forerunner
Example Sentence
  • phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience

(noun) the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun
(adj) preceding in time or order
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for antecedent

ante(before) + ced("to go"). root "ced" means "to go" .hence antecedent means "that which goes before"
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by Rahul.itsource

Sounds like ante + events. Ante means before. So we can read the event before.
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by Pipppi

Ante(before)+incident, so antecedent means something that happened before or come before.
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by shovonhakim

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