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We found 44 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word antecedent:
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General dictionaries General (30 matching dictionaries)
  1. antecedent: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  2. antecedent: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  3. antecedent: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  4. antecedent: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  5. antecedent: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  6. antecedent: Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 11th Edition [home, info]
  7. Antecedent, antecedent: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. antecedent: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. antecedent: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. antecedent: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. antecedent: V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary [home, info]
  12. antecedent: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  13. antecedent: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  14. antecedent: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  15. antecedent: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  16. antecedent: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  17. antecedent: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  18. Antecedent (genealogy), Antecedent (grammar), Antecedent (law), Antecedent (logic), Antecedent (music), Antecedent: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  19. Antecedent: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  20. antecedent: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  21. antecedent: Rhymezone [home, info]
  22. antecedent: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  23. antecedent: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  24. antecedent: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  25. antecedent: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  26. antecedent: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  27. antecedent: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  28. antecedent: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (4 matching dictionaries)
  1. antecedent: Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names [home, info]
  2. Antecedent: Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary [home, info]
  3. antecedent: Linguistic Glossary [home, info]
  4. Antecedent: Lexicon of Linguistics [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. antecedent: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  2. ANTECEDENT: Bouvier's Law Dictionary 1856 Edition [home, info]
  3. antecedent: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. antecedent: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. antecedent: online medical dictionary [home, info]
  2. antecedent: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Religion dictionaries Religion (1 matching dictionary)
  1. ANTECEDENT: Irivng Hexham's Concise Dictionary of Religion [home, info]

Science dictionaries Science (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. antecedent, antecedent: PlanetMath Encyclopedia [home, info]
  2. antecedent: FOLDOP - Free On Line Dictionary Of Philosophy [home, info]

Tech dictionaries Tech (1 matching dictionary)
  1. antecedent: Glossary of Meteorology [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (antecedent)

noun:  the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun
noun:  a preceding occurrence or cause or event
noun:  anything that precedes something similar in time ("Phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience")
noun:  someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
adjective:  preceding in time or order

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Phrases that include antecedent:   last antecedent rule, antecedent government, antecedent streams, false antecedent

Words similar to antecedent:   ancestor, antecedently, ascendant, ascendent, forerunner, preceding, previous, more...

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