Übersetzung von “antecedent” — Englisch–Spanisch Wörterbuch


noun uk /ˌæn.tiˈsiː.dənt/ us /ˌæn.t̬əˈsiː.dənt/

formal someone or something existing or happening before, especially as the cause or origin of something existing or happening later

antecedente, precursor, -ora
Charles Babbage’s mechanical calculating engines were the antecedents of the modern computer.
Many people feel a great curiosity to find out about their antecedents.

specialized language a word or phrase that a pronoun refers back to

In the sentence ‘He picked a book off the shelf and handed it to Sally’, ‘book’ is the antecedent of ‘it’.
adjective uk /ˌæn.tiˈsiː.dənt/ us /ˌæn.t̬əˈsiː.dənt/ formal


antecedente, precedente
When the college was established in 1546, it inherited a hall from each of three antecedent institutions.

(Übersetzung von “antecedent” aus dem Cambridge Englisch–Spanisch Wörterbuch © Cambridge University Press)