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  1. antecedent

    • IPA[ˌan(t)əˈsēdnt]

    美式

    • n.
      a thing or event that existed before or logically precedes another;a person's ancestors or family and social background
    • adj.
      preceding in time or order; previous or preexisting;denoting a grammatical antecedent.
    • noun: antecedent, plural noun: antecedents

    • 釋義

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    形容詞

    • 1. preceding in time or order; previous or preexisting the antecedent events that prompt you to break a diet
    • denoting a grammatical antecedent.
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    • IPA[ˌantɪˈsiːd(ə)nt]

    英式

    • n.
      a thing that existed before or logically precedes another: some antecedents to the African novel might exist in Africa's oral traditions
    • adj.
      preceding in time or order; previous or pre-existing: antecedent events

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