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pre·ven·ient

 (prĭ-vēn′yənt)
adj.
1. Coming before; preceding.
2. Expectant; anticipatory.

[Latin praeveniēns, praevenient-, present participle of praevenīre, to precede : prae-, pre- + venīre, to come; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.]

pre·ven′ient·ly adv.

prevenient

(prɪˈviːnɪənt)
adj
coming before; anticipating or preceding
[C17: from Latin praevenīre to precede, prevent]
preˈveniently adv

pre•ven•ient

(prɪˈvin yənt)

adj.
1. coming before; antecedent.
2. anticipatory.
[1600–10; < Latin praevenient- (s. of praeveniēns) coming before, present participle of praevenīre to anticipate]
pre•ven′ience, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prevenient - in anticipationprevenient - in anticipation      
antecedent - preceding in time or order
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