how to pronounce antecedent


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antecedent is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of antecedent in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… have failed to satisfy antecedent 1 you …”

meanings of antecedent


  1. An ancestor.
  2. The conditional part of a hypothetical proposition, i.e. p \rightarrow q, where p is the antecedent, and q is the consequent.
  3. Any thing that precedes another thing, especially the cause of the second thing.
  4. A word, phrase or clause referred to by a pronoun.
  5. The first term of a ratio, i.e. the term a in the ratio a:b, the other being the consequent.
  6. Previous principles, conduct, history, etc.
  7. The first of two subsets of a sequent, consisting of all the sequent's formulae which are valuated as true.


  1. Earlier, either in time or in order.
  2. Presumptive.

antecedent frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word antecedent occurs in english on average 0.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics antecedent can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that antecedent can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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