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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 Definition
    (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 Definition
    (adj) preceding in time or order
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for antecedent

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

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

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

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