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1. prior

adjective. ['ˈpraɪɝ'] earlier in time.

Synonyms

  • anterior

Antonyms

  • descendant
  • succeeding

Etymology

  • prior (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Prior

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  • entire
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Example sentences of the word prior


1. Adverb
Applications are due two weeks prior to the 1st of each testing month date.

2. Adjective
The professional making the judgments should have prior training, which enhances his understanding of the subject at hand.

Quotes containing the word prior


1. It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration.
- Edsger Dijkstra

2. Prior to Wordsworth, humor was an essential part of poetry. I mean, they don't call them Shakespeare comedies for nothing.
- William Collins

3. You have wakened not out of sleep, but into a prior dream, and that dream lies within another, and so on, to infinity, which is the number of grains of sand. The path that you are to take is endless, and you will die before you have truly awakened.
- Jorge Luis Borges

2. prior

noun. ['ˈpraɪɝ'] the head of a religious order; in an abbey the prior is next below the abbot.

Antonyms

  • posterior

Etymology

  • prior (Latin)
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