Associations to the word «Antecedent»


ANTECEDENT, adjective. Earlier, either in time or order.
ANTECEDENT, adjective. Presumptive
ANTECEDENT, noun. Any thing that precedes another thing, especially the cause of the second thing.
ANTECEDENT, noun. An ancestor.
ANTECEDENT, noun. (grammar) A word, phrase or clause referred to by a pronoun.
ANTECEDENT, noun. (logic) The conditional part of a hypothetical proposition.
ANTECEDENT, noun. (math) The first term of a ratio, i.e. the term a in the ratio a:b, the other being the consequent.
ANTECEDENT PHRASE, noun. (music) the first phrase in a period
ANTECEDENT PHRASES, noun. Plural of antecedent phrase

Dictionary definition

ANTECEDENT, noun. Someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent).
ANTECEDENT, noun. A preceding occurrence or cause or event.
ANTECEDENT, noun. Anything that precedes something similar in time; "phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience".
ANTECEDENT, noun. The referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun.
ANTECEDENT, adjective. Preceding in time or order.

Wise words

Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe