Preceding and Subsequent


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

Subsequent is an antonym for preceding in following topic.
Nearby Words: precede, precedent, precedence, preceded
Antonyms for Preceding


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Subsequent adjective – Being, occurring, or carried out at a time after something else.
Usage example: I'll do the first problem as an example, but all subsequent efforts must be done on your own

Preceding is an antonym for subsequent in topics: after, previous.
Nearby Words: subsequently, subsequence
Antonyms for Subsequent
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Things that words describes

turn preceding turn subsequent turn
scene preceding scene subsequent scene
episode preceding episode subsequent episode
season preceding season subsequent season
Other nouns: level, game, book, album, fight, battle, conversation, film, war, movies, movie, years, attacks, books, events, chapters, stories, films, games, scenes, seasons, levels, missions, episodes, albums.

Both words in one sentence

  • Comic Book / Legion of Super-Heroes Great Offscreen War: The Braal-Imsk conflict during the five-year gap preceding the Giffen/Bierbaum run is only seen in flashback glimpses, but it casts a massive shadow over subsequent events.
  • Anachronic Order The final scene of the story is the first chronologically, and includes a revelation that casts new light on some of the preceding-subsequent events.
  • Language Equals Thought A Good Compromise: Tyria Sark, a joined Trill, apparently equates Vorta reincarnation-by-cloning with Trill symbionts' ability to Body Surf (giving subsequent hosts the memories and some of the personality traits and tics of preceding ones).
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