Foregoing meaning

fôr-gōĭng, fôrgōĭng
The definition of foregoing is already written or stated.

An example of something foregoing is a sentence in a contract or an essay that was already written five lines earlier.

adjective
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Said, written, or encountered just before; previous.

Refer to the foregoing figures.

adjective
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Previously said, written, etc.; preceding.
adjective
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Occurring before or in front of something else, in time, place, rank or sequence.
adjective
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Present participle of forego.
verb
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the foregoing
  • the one or ones previously mentioned
  • what has already been said or written
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the foregoing