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Overview of noun antecedent

The noun antecedent has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (1) ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, antecedent, root

(someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent))

2. (1) antecedent

(a preceding occurrence or cause or event)

3. antecedent, forerunner

(anything that precedes something similar in time; "phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience")

4. antecedent

(the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun)

Overview of adj antecedent

The adj antecedent has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. antecedent

(preceding in time or order) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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