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previous

adjective
 
 
/ˈpriːviəs/
B1 existing or happening before something or someone else: the previous day/year a previous attempt his previous marriageBefore, after and alreadyAfter and behind
previously adverb B1 He previously worked as a teacher.
Translations of “previous”
in Arabic سابِق…
in Korean 이전의…
in Malaysian sebelumnya…
in French précédent…
in Turkish önceki, geçmişe ait…
in Italian precedente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 以前的,先前的…
in Russian предыдущий…
in Polish poprzedni, wcześniejszy…
in Vietnamese trước…
in Spanish anterior…
in Portuguese prévio, anterior…
in Thai แต่ก่อน…
in German früher…
in Catalan anterior, previ…
in Japanese 前の, 以前の, 先の…
in Indonesian sebelumnya…
in Chinese (Simplified) 以前的,先前的…
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