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  Definition of antecedent
  1. the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun
  2. a preceding occurrence or cause or event
  3. someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
  4. anything that precedes something similar in time; "phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience"
  5. preceding in time or order
Similar Words: ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, root, forerunner, preceding

 

See Also: preceding(a)

 

Hyponyms: ancestress, forebear, forbear, forefather, father, sire, foremother, progenitor, primogenitor

 

Derivational Morphology: predate, precede, forego, antecede, antedate

 

Anagrams: attendance

 

 
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