- The definition of subsequent is happening or coming after something or someone else.
An example of subsequent is heavy winds that come after a hurricane has left an area.
Origin of subsequentMiddle English ; from Classical Latin subsequens, present participle of subsequi, to follow close after: see sub- and amp; sequent
Origin of subsequentMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin subsequēns, subsequent-, present participle of subsequī, to follow close after : sub-, close after; see sub– + sequī, to follow; see sekw-1 in Indo-European roots.
- Following in time; coming or being after something else at any time, indefinitely.
- Growth was dampened by a softening of the global economy in 2001, but picked up in the subsequent years due to strong growth in China.
- Following in order of place; succeeding.
Latin subsequens, -entis, present participle of subsequi to follow, succeed.