antecedent

the word or phrase to which a later word or phrase (e.g. an anaphor ) refers.

Antecedent

[genealogy] In genealogy and in phylogenetic studies of evolutionary biology, antecedents or antecessors are predecessors in a family line. For example, one is the descendant of their grandparents, who are one`s antecedents. This term has particular utility in evolutionary coalescent theory, which models the process of genetic drift in reve...
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antecedent_(genealogy)

antecedent

Type: Term Pronunciation: an′te-sē′dent Definitions: 1. A precursor.
Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=4588

antecedent

[adj] - preceding in time or order 2. [n] - anything that precedes something similar in time 3. [n] - a preceding occurrence or cause or event 4. [n] - the referent of an anaphor
Found on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=antecedent

Antecedent

An`te·ced'ent adjective [ Latin antecedens , -entis , present participle of antecedere : confer French antécédent .] 1. Going before in time; prior; anterior; preceding; as, an event antecedent to the Deluge; an antecedent cause. 2. Presu...
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/A/91

antecedent

Existing or occurring before in time or order often with consequential effects. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973

antecedent

adjective preceding in time or order
Found on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974

antecedent

(an″tә-se´dәnt) a precursor. plasma thromboplastin antecedent(PTA) factor XI.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001

Antecedent

• (a.) Presumptive; as, an antecedent improbability. • (n.) The earlier events of one`s life; previous principles, conduct, course, history. • (n.) One who precedes or goes in front. • (n.) That which goes before in time; that which precedes. • (n.) The first or conditional part of a hypothetical proposition; as, If the ear...
Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/antecedent/

antecedent

(from the article `applied logic`) A simple conditional, or `if,` statement asserts a strictly formal relationship between antecedent (`if` clause) and consequent (`then` clause): `If ... ...not- or ` or as `not both; and not-.` The symbol ` is known as the (material) implica...
Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/a/80

antecedent

existing or occurring before in time or order often with consequential effects.
Found on http://users.ugent.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/DIC/dictio06.html

Antecedent

In a sentence of the form A ? B ('if A then B'), the constituent sentences A and B are called antecedent and consequent respectively. Or the same terminology may be applied to propositions expressed by these sentences. -- A. C.
Found on http://www.ditext.com/runes/a.html

Antecedent

In grammar, an antecedent is the noun to which a relative or other pronoun refers; as, Solomon was the prince who built the temple, where the word prince is the antecedent of who.
Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/AA1.HTM

antecedent

(grammar) In grammar, the noun phrase to which an adjectival (or relative) clause refers. Typically, a pronoun substitutes for the antecedent noun. For example, in the sentence `Jane left early and John followed her`, Jane is the antecedent of the pronoun ...
Found on http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0038814.html

Antecedent

[law] Antecedents are the life history and previous convictions of a defendant in a criminal case. They are colloquially known as `previous convictions` (or simply `previous`) in the United Kingdom and `prior convictions` (or simply `priors`) in the United States and Australia. When a defendant is being sentenced for a crime, the court will...
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antecedent_(law)

Antecedent

An antecedent is a preceding event, condition, cause, phrase, or word. ...
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antecedent

Antecedent

[logic] An antecedent is the first half of a hypothetical proposition, whenever the if-clause precedes the then-clause. Examples: `X is a man` is the antecedent for this proposition. Here, `men have walked on the moon` is the antecedent. ...
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antecedent_(logic)

Antecedent

[grammar] In grammar, an antecedent is an expression (word, phrase, clause, etc.) that gives its meaning to a pro-form (pronoun, pro-verb, pro-adverb, etc.). A proform takes its meaning from its antecedent, e.g. Susan arrived late because traffic held her up. The pronoun her refers to and takes its meaning from Susan, so Susan is the antece...
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antecedent_(grammar)

Antecedent

[behavioral psychology] An antecedent is a stimulus that cues an organism to perform a learned behavior. When an organism perceives an antecedent stimulus, it behaves in a way that maximizes reinforcing consequences and minimizes punishing consequences. Antecedent stimuli that have been paired with reinforcing consequences activate centers ...
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antecedent_(behavioral_psychology)

antecedent

a preceding occurrence or cause or event
Found on https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/1050440

antecedent

someone from whom you are descended
Found on https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/148703

antecedent

a preceding occurrence or cause or event
Found on https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/1154621

antecedent

the referent of an anaphor
Found on https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/1269961

antecedent

the referent of an anaphor
Found on https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/418206
No exact match found