subsequent

[suhb-si-kwuh nt]

adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. subsecretariat,
  2. subsection,
  3. subsegment,
  4. subsellium,
  5. subsequence,
  6. subsere,
  7. subserous,
  8. subserous plexus,
  9. subserve,
  10. subservient

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 formssub·se·quent·ly, adverb

Can be confusedconsequent subsequent

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British Dictionary definitions for subsequent

subsequent

adjective

occurring after; succeeding
Derived Formssubsequently, adverbsubsequentness, noun

Word Origin for subsequent

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

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Word Origin and History for subsequent

subsequent

adj.

mid-15c., from Middle French subséquent (14c.), from Latin subsequentem (nominative subsequens), present participle of subsequi "to follow closely," from sub "closely, up to" (see sub-) + sequi "follow." Related: Subsequently.

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