preceding

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antecedent,anterior,foregoing,former,precedent,previous,prior

earliest,first,inaugural,initial,maiden,original,pioneer

closing,concluding,final,last,latest,latter,terminal,ultimate

after,ensuing,following,later,posterior,subsequent,succeeding

precedingantecedentforegoingpreviouspriorformeranteriormean being before.precedingusually implies being immediately before in time or in place.

antecedentapplies to order in time and may suggest a causal relation.

foregoingapplies chiefly to statements.

previousandpriorimply existing or occurring earlier, butprioroften adds an implication of greater importance.

formerimplies always a definite comparison or contrast with something that is latter.

anteriorapplies to position before or ahead of usually in space, sometimes in time or order.

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