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Going before; preceding.
1. One that precedes another.
a. A preceding occurrence, cause, or event. See Synonyms at cause.
b. antecedents The important events and occurrences in one's early life.
3. antecedents One's ancestors.
4. Grammar The word, phrase, or clause that determines what a pronoun refers to, as the children in The teacher asked the children where they were going.
5. Mathematics The first term of a ratio.
6. Logic The conditional member of a hypothetical proposition.

an′te·ce′dent·ly adv.
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in an antecedent manner
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Adv.1.antecedently - at an earlier time or formerly; "she had previously lived in Chicago"; "he was previously president of a bank"; "better than anything previously proposed"; "a previously unquestioned attitude"; "antecedently arranged"
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Belief in the existence of things outside my own biography exists antecedently to evidence, and can only be destroyed, if at all, by a long course of philosophic doubt.
Intake of soybean and fermented soybean in Asians may be associated with antecedently lower percentage of Type 2 diabetes (Li et al., 2018).
The paper discusses the Aristotelian objection according to which a statement describing some contingent future event is either without truth-value, and thus antecedently contingent but not (broadly) subsequently necessary at present, or it has a truth-value, but then it is not merely (broadly) subsequently necessary but also antecedently necessary.
Encouraged by such cases, one might be led to think quite generally that the cases in which wanting is correlated with reasons are cases where the want hits on antecedently valuable options.
The cardiovascular effects of oxytocin have been studied antecedently however the degree to which this haemodynamic instability took place has been studied during this study.
The same basic epistemic relationship between knowers and knowns as ontologically distinct manifests also in the view that inquiry is the process of knowers "acquiring" antecedently true knowledge.
make real what was antecedently merely potential." [Whitehead 1928] Stapp views Whitehead's foundational concept to be his notion of process, "The many become one, and are increased by one." [Stapp 2006]
Antecedently, a conservative treatment, aiming at uterine rescue was followed to a greater extent based upon manual removal of as much placental tissue as possible.
In patients antecedently having a story of thrombectomy, this intervention could cause the epidermis to progress into the dermis.
If you hold to the view of the absolute non-acceptability of any subjection of the choices of current political majorities to the dictates of an antecedently binding law, then this essential feature of any constitution worthy of the name will supply for you the ground of a fully adequate case against fidelity.
To test this hypothesis, this study investigated the regulatory effects of antecedently induced sadness or fear on the subsequent anger and related aggressive behavior in a provoking situation and analyzed the accompanying brain mechanisms using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).
It's not worthwhile because it is antecedently good for me, independently of its worth in light of their plight.