Significado de “antecedent” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "antecedent" - Diccionario Inglés

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antecedentnoun [ C ]

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:

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".

antecedentadjective

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

(Definition of “antecedent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "antecedent" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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antecedentnoun [ C usually pl ]

us /ˌæn·təˈsi·dənt/

something existing or happening before, esp. as the cause of an event or situation:

The book dealt with the historical antecedents of the Civil War.

grammar An antecedent is also a word or phrase that a pronoun refers to:

In the sentence, "Joe threw the ball to Wendy, and Wendy threw it back," "the ball" is the antecedent of "it."

mathematics An antecedant is also the part of a conditional statement that follows the word "if."

(Definition of “antecedent” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)