antenumber

[ an-tee-nuhm-ber ]
/ ˈæn tiˌnʌm bər /

noun

a number that immediately precedes another: Three is the antenumber of four.

Nearby words

  1. antennary,
  2. antennas,
  3. antennate,
  4. antennifer,
  5. antennule,
  6. antenuptial,
  7. antenuptial marriage contract,
  8. anteorbital,
  9. antepartum,
  10. antepast

Origin of antenumber

First recorded in 1620–30; ante- + number

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