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English definition of “following”

following

noun [S] (PEOPLE)    /ˈfɒl.əʊ.ɪŋ/ US  /ˈfɑː.loʊ-/
a group of people who admire something or someone: She has attracted a large following among the rich and famous . The shop has a small but loyal / devoted following.AdmirersEnthusiasts a group of people who support , admire , or believe in a particular person , group , or idea AdmirersEnthusiasts 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 noun (PEOPLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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