Later and Preceding


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Later adjective – Being, occurring, or carried out at a time after something else.
Usage example: the details of the plan will be filled in at a later date

Preceding is an antonym for later.
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Preceding adjective – Going before another in time or order.
Usage example: had not eaten since the preceding day

Later is an antonym for preceding in earlier topic.
Nearby Words: precede, precedent, precedence, preceded
Antonyms for Preceding
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Things that words describes

work later work preceding work
part later part preceding part
scene later scene preceding scene
episode later episode preceding episode
Other nouns: season, level, game, chapter, book, novel, movies, arc, years, books, events, chapters, stories, films, entries, stages, games, scenes, seasons, levels, missions, volumes, titles, episodes, albums.

Both words in one sentence

  • Trust Me, I'm an X The above image comes from the 2000 AD strip "Thirteen." His name is Durant, calling himself a doctor like that doesn't really have much to do with preceding or later events in the story, and he's not really a doctor after all.
  • Later, in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, you can face every Gym Leader and Champion from preceding games.
  • Anime / Legend of Galactic Heroes Animation Bump: Episode 7, the first capture of Iserlohn Fortress, is noticeably better produced and animated than all preceding and many later episodes.
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