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English definition of “following”

following

adjective     /ˈfɒl.əʊ.ɪŋ/ US  /ˈfɑː.loʊ-/
following wind a wind that is blowing in the same direction as the one in which you are goingWind and windsStormy weather Grammar:Following or the following?We use following without the + noun phrase to mean ‘after’, ‘in response to’ or ‘as a result of’:
(Definition of following adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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