The definition of antecedent is something that happened before.(adjective)
An example of an event that would be antecedent is dinner before a movie.
An antecedent is defined as a situation or event that occurred before.(noun)
An example of an antecedent is the car chase in a movie that leads to a dramatic crash.
Antecedent means a person who was born before you in your family.(noun)
An example of an antecedent is your grandmother.
An antecedent is a part of your life that happened in the past.(noun)
An example of an antecedent is the loss of your first tooth.
An antecedent is a part of a sentence that is later replaced by a pronoun.(noun)
An example of an antecedent is the word “John” in the sentence: “John loves his dog.”
See antecedent in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME & OFr < L antecedens, prp. of antecedere, antecede
See antecedent in American Heritage Dictionary 4
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