aforementioned[ə fôr′men′s̸hənd, -c̸hənd]
- The definition of aforementioned is said or written at a previous point in time.
The definition in this entry is an example of something that was aforementioned.
- Previously mentioned.
- The PA system broadcast a long list of names in the morning, but it wasn't until later that they requested the aforementioned students report to the health clinic.
When it modifies a noun phrase, it is generally preceded by the definite article the, and the combination functions as a determiner rather than a simple adjective. It can also occur before a cardinal as in the aforementioned two papers instead of the two aforementioned papers, though the latter is also acceptable.
- (uncountable) The one or ones mentioned previously.
- The judge read a list of prisoners' names. She then indicated that the aforementioned were to be set free.
From afore- + mentioned.