Firmness of character or action; determination:
A standard, rule, or test on which a judgment or decision can be based.
One serving as an example to be imitated or compared:
The full-scale model used in making a sand mold for casting metal
Something established for use as a rule or basis of comparison in measuring or judging capacity, quantity, content, extent, value, quality, etc.
One that is worthy of imitation; a perfect example or model.
Instance is defined as an occurrence of something, or a specific situation, happening or event.
(Botany) In front of and facing away from the axis or stem.
Preceding in time; earlier; previous; former
The law of a country or state based on custom, usage, and the decisions and opinions of law courts: it is now largely codified by legislative definition
A usual practice or habitual way of behaving; habit
Said, written, or encountered just before; previous:
The definition of former is something that happened in the past or a previously held role.
(Grammar) Of, relating to, or being a verb tense or form used to express an action or condition prior to the time it is expressed.
Someone or something identical with another:
An interval separating two points of this quantity; a duration.
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