- 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.
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Contemporary Examples of antecedents
The SUVs, coupes, and sedans that populate dealer showrooms are much greener than their antecedents.Farewell to the Gas Station: The Demise of a Car-Culture Icon
May 5, 2013
These examples of art bleeding into marketing have antecedents, of course.Art and High Commerce
December 10, 2009
Historical Examples of antecedents
It cannot be denied, then, that men's motives are the results of antecedents.Old-Fashioned Ethics and Common-Sense Metaphysics
William Thomas Thornton
How could I get at some tangible conclusion as to her character and antecedents?The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales
Arthur Conan Doyle
All this is, perhaps, what you would expect of a race of islanders with our antecedents.The Little Manx Nation - 1891
"We are informed, sir, of your antecedents," he staggered Blake by answering.Mistress Wilding
Not a syllable had reached that country of her antecedents or fame.