Going before in time; prior; anterior; preceding; as, an event antecedent to the Deluge; an antecedent cause.
That which goes before in time; that which precedes.
One who precedes or goes in front.
The noun to which a relative refers; as, in the sentence "Solomon was the prince who built the temple," prince is the antecedent of who.
That which precedes the consequent: thus the first half of a two-part phrase, where the second seems to be an appropriate outcome to the first. The opening of Brahms's Variations on a Theme of Haydn provides a good example.
A word or group of words that a pronoun refers to. The antecedent may follow (but usually precedes) the pronoun: Pets can be polite or rude, like their trainers.
Going before, in time or in any other sequence, preceding and in any other sequence.
Î± in any statement of the form "If Î± then Î²" or a WFF (Î±â†’Î²). Not to be confused with the premises of an argument.
the word or phrase to which a later word or phrase (e.g. an anaphor) refers.
prior, preceding, coming before in time In these circumstances any antecedent agreement or understanding between the parties shall be of no effect.
a preceding occurrence or cause or event
anything that precedes something similar in time; "phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience"
the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun
preceding in time or order
a noun that is replaced by another place-marking word, called a pronoun
a noun to which the pronoun refers
a word or idea to which a pronoun is referring
a word, phrase, or clause referred to endophorically by another expression which precedes or follows it
a word, phrase, or clause that determines what a pronoun refers to
The if-clause of an if-then statement.
See relative clause.
Any event that precedes a behavior (e.g., teacher tells the student to do his or her work).
A grammatical unit to which another element of a phrase or clause refers. Example:â€œSally likes cats; she lives with half a dozen of them.â€ The antecedent of â€œsheâ€ is â€œSally,â€ and that of â€œthemâ€ is â€œcats.
A word or phrase to which a pronoun refers in a sentence. For example: People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. ( People is the antecedent of who.)
The noun to which a pronoun refers. A pronoun and its antecedent must agree in person, number, and gender. Michael and his teammates moved off campus.
the noun for which a pronoun stands.
A stimulus (i.e. a verbal cue, activity, event or person) that immediately precedes a behavior. This stimulus may or may not serve as discriminative for a specific behavior.
n. One who or that which precedes or goes before, as in time, place, rank, order, or causality.
A preceding event, condition, or cause. The conditional element in a proposition. Used herein to denote individuals that came before.
adj. Preceding or existing before someone or something else.
An antecedent is the word, phrase, or clause to which a pronoun refers. boy and his dog
A word, phrase, or clause to which a following pronoun refers. Example: Iris tried, but she couldn't find the book. Iris is the antecedent of she.
The first part (if clause) of a conditional statement (Lesson 14.8).
In grammar, an antecedent is generally the noun or noun phrase to which an anaphor refers in a coreference, however an antecedent also can be a clause, especially when the anaphor is a demonstrative.