An example of subsequent is heavy winds that come after a hurricane has left an area.
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.
- after; following
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of subsequent
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Latin subsequens, -entis, present participle of subsequi to follow, succeed.