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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.

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