antecedent
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (precursor)
a. el antecedente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Monet's paintings of landscapes served as an antecedent to the impressionist movement.Las pinturas de paisajes de Monet sirvieron como antecedente al movimiento impresionista.
2. (grammar)
a. el antecedente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Without an antecedent, the pronoun makes the sentence ambiguous.Sin antecedente, el pronombre hace que la frase sea ambigua.
3. (logic)
a. el antecedente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This statement is backwards. The antecedent should precede the consequent.Esta proposición está al revés. El antecedente debe preceder al consecuente.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (prior)
a. antecedente
The abbreviations in this paper are spelled out in the antecedent pages.Las abreviaciones en este trabajo se puntualizan en las páginas antecedentes.
b. precedente
This isn't a new occurrence. You have to take into account the antecedent events that led up to this.Esto no es un nuevo suceso. Tienes que tomar en cuenta los eventos precedentes que dieron paso a este resultado.
antecedents
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (ancestors)
a. los antepasados
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A genealogist told me that my antecedents originally came to this country from Poland.Un genealogista me dijo que mis antepasados originalmente vinieron a este país de Polonia.
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antecedents
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el antecedentes
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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antecedent [ˌæntɪˈsiːdənt]
noun
antecedente (m);antecedents (past history) antecedentes (m); (ancestors) antepasados (m);
adjective
precedente; que precede;to a
It is the fundamental reality, antecedent to any philosophy or religion Antecedent to our experience of anything is our knowledge of time and space
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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