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Another word for antecedent

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Adjective
  1. Going before

      1. Preceding in order or importance; preferred
      2. Preceding in importance or value:
      3. Preceding in time; earlier; previous; former
      1. (Informal) Too soon; premature
      2. (Informal) Acting, occurring, or done too soon; premature or hasty:
      3. Existing or occurring before something else in time or order; prior:
      1. That precedes; going or coming before
      2. Existing or coming before another or others in time, place, or sequence; previous.
      1. Something that came before, hence preceded the event currently in question, such as a previously decided case. It may serve as a model for the interpretation of a law, or disposition as a case. Something that came before, hence preceded the event currently in question, such as a previously decided case. It may serve as a model for the interpretation of a law, or disposition as a case.
      2. That precedes; preceding
      1. Comparative form of early: more early
      2. Occurring previously
      1. (Bot.) On the side away from the main stem
      2. Located on or near the front of the body in higher animals.
      3. Coming before in time, order, or logic; previous; earlier
      1. Going before, in front, or forward.
      2. In front
      3. Made or given ahead of time:
    See also:

    precede

  2. Just gone by or elapsed

      1. Preceding in order or importance; preferred
      2. Preceding in importance or value:
      3. Preceding in time; earlier; previous; former
      1. (Informal) Too soon; premature
      2. (Informal) Acting, occurring, or done too soon; premature or hasty:
      3. Existing or occurring before something else in time or order; prior:
      1. That precedes; going or coming before
      2. Existing or coming before another or others in time, place, or sequence; previous.
      1. Something that came before, hence preceded the event currently in question, such as a previously decided case. It may serve as a model for the interpretation of a law, or disposition as a case. Something that came before, hence preceded the event currently in question, such as a previously decided case. It may serve as a model for the interpretation of a law, or disposition as a case.
      2. That precedes; preceding
      1. Just gone by or elapsed:
      2. Having served formerly in a given capacity, especially an official one:
      3. No longer current; gone by; over:
      1. Preceding in time; earlier; past
      2. First mentioned of two
      3. Having been so in the past:
      1. Occurring before or in front of something else, in time, place, rank or sequence.
      2. Said, written, or encountered just before; previous:
      1. Comparative form of early: more early
      2. Occurring previously
      1. (Bot.) On the side away from the main stem
      2. Located on or near the front of the body in higher animals.
      3. Coming before in time, order, or logic; previous; earlier
    See also:

    time

Noun
  1. One that precedes, as in time

      1. A forefather; ancestor in direct line
      2. A direct ancestor.
      3. A source from which something develops; originator or precursor
      1. Something that has been succeeded by another:
      2. One who precedes another in time, especially in holding an office or position.
      3. An ancestor; forefather
      1. A person or thing that goes before; forerunner; harbinger
      2. A biochemical substance, such as an intermediate compound in a chain of enzymatic reactions, from which a more stable or definitive product is formed:
      3. One that precedes and indicates, suggests, or announces someone or something to come:
      1. A person sent before or going before to announce or prepare the way for another or for something to follow; herald
      2. A predecessor
      3. An ancestor; a forebear.
      1. Anything regarded as a precursor or forerunner of a later thing
      2. A person from whom one is descended, especially if more remote than a grandparent; a forebear.
      3. A forerunner or predecessor.
    See also:

    precede

  2. That which produces an effect

      1. A significant event, especially a large or important social gathering:
      2. A favorable or appropriate time or juncture:
      3. A cause or reason
      1. A person or thing acting voluntarily or involuntarily as the agent that brings about an effect or result
      2. The producer of an effect, result, or consequence.
      3. A basis for an action or response; a reason:
    See also:

    start

  3. A person from whom one is descended

Another word for antecedent

Noun
      1. One that precedes, as in time; a predecessor.
      2. A person sent before or going before to announce or prepare the way for another or for something to follow; herald
      3. A predecessor
      1. A person or thing that goes before; forerunner; harbinger
      2. A biochemical substance, such as an intermediate compound in a chain of enzymatic reactions, from which a more stable or definitive product is formed:
      3. One that precedes and indicates, suggests, or announces someone or something to come:
      1. An ancestor; forefather
      2. Something that has been succeeded by another:
      3. One who precedes another in time, especially in holding an office or position.