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English definition of “previous”

previous

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈpriː.vi.əs/ us  
B1 happening or existing before something or someone else: The previous owner of the house had built an extension on the back. Training is provided, so no previous experience is required for the job. He has two daughters from a previous marriage.Before, after and alreadyAfter and behind
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