Part of speech:
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
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.
Something established for use as a rule or basis of comparison in measuring or judging capacity, quantity, content, extent, value, quality, etc.
(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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