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English definition of “following”

following

noun [S] (NEXT)    /ˈfɒl.əʊ.ɪŋ/ US  /ˈfɑː.loʊ-/
the following B2 (often used to introduce a list, report, etc.) of what comes next: The following is an extract from her diary.Before, after and alreadyAfter and behind Grammar:Following or the following?We use following without the + noun phrase to mean ‘after’, ‘in response to’ or ‘as a result of’:See more
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