[ suhb-si-kwuh nt ]
/ ˈsʌb sɪ kwənt /


occurring or coming later or after (often followed by to): subsequent events; Subsequent to their arrival in Chicago, they bought a new car.
following in order or succession; succeeding: a subsequent section in a treaty.

Origin of subsequent

1425–75; late Middle English < Latin subsequent- (stem of subsequēns), present participle of subsequī to follow close behind, equivalent to sub- sub- + sequ(ī) to follow + -ent- -ent

Related forms

sub·se·quent·ly, adverb

Can be confused

consequent subsequent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for subsequent


/ (ˈsʌbsɪkwənt) /


occurring after; succeeding

Derived Forms

subsequently, adverbsubsequentness, noun

Word Origin for subsequent

C15: from Latin subsequēns following on, from subsequī, from sub- near + sequī to follow
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