- the history, events, characteristics, etc., of one's earlier life: Little is known about his birth and antecedents.
- the first term of a ratio; the first or third term of a proportion.
- the first of two vectors in a dyad.
Origin of antecedent
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Related Words for antecedentlyearlier, sooner, then, already, formerly, heretofore, once, hitherto, previously, ahead, since, back, forward, along, advanced, before, onward, out, antecedently, beforehand
Examples from the Web for antecedently
Historical Examples of antecedently
I wish briefly to show that this was antecedently to have been expected.The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper
Martin Farquhar Tupper
He must baptize none but those that antecedently have right.A Christian Directory
We were created in the Son of Gods love, antecedently to our redemption by Him.The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians
G. G. Findlay
It is antecedently true only if it can bring about these changes.The pragmatic theory of truth as developed by Peirce, James, and Dewey
Delton Loring Geyer
But who could know, antecedently to experience, whether there was a reason or not?A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive
John Stuart Mill