how to pronounce antecedent

meanings of antecedent

noun:

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.