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 (sŭb′sĭ-kwĕnt′, -kwənt)
Following in time or order; succeeding.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin subsequēns, subsequent-, present participle of subsequī, to follow close after : sub-, close after; see sub- + sequī, to follow; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]

sub′se·quent′ly adv.
sub′se·quent′ness n.
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Noun1.subsequentness - following in time
lateness - quality of coming late or later in time
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