Noun Definition


1.Definition: a preceding occurrence or cause or event

Category: General

2.Definition: anything that precedes something similar in time

"Phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience"

Related Noun(s):forerunner

Category: General

3.Definition: someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)

Related Noun(s):ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, root

Category: People

4.Definition: the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun

Category: General