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following

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈfɑl·oʊ·ɪŋ/ us  

following adjective [not gradable] (NEXT)

coming or happening after something else in order or time: I’m busy on Thursday, but I’m free the following day. The following items were found – a ring, a wallet, and a watch.

following

noun  /ˈfɑl·oʊ·ɪŋ/ us  

following noun (GROUP OF PEOPLE)

[C] a group of people who support, admire, or believe in a particular person, group, or idea: The candidate has a large following among young people.

following noun (WHAT COMES NEXT)

[pl] what comes next; the following one or ones in a list, report, etc.: Will the following please stand – Neal, Crisonino, Druback, Thompson.

following

preposition  /ˈfɑl·ə·wɪŋ/ us  

following preposition (AFTER)

after: Following the ballgame, there will be a fireworks display.
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