antecedente
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antecedente(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (prior)
a. previous
El tercer párrafo de tu composición contradice lo que escribiste en el párrafo antecedente.The third paragraph of your essay contradicts what you wrote in the previous paragraph.
b. preceding
Para la tarea, tengo que explicar los eventos antecedentes a la Segunda Guerra Mundial.For homework, I have to explain the events preceding the Second World War.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (previous case)
a. precedent
No existen antecedentes de crímenes violentos en nuestro vecindario.There is no precedent of violent crime in our neighborhood.
b. history
Ella no sabía que su novio tenía antecedentes por violencia familiar.She didn't know her boyfriend had a history of family violence.
3. (mathematics)
a. antecedent
Hoy aprendí que el primer término de una razón se llama antecedente.Today I learned that the first term in a ratio is called the antecedent.
4. (grammar)
a. antecedent
En la frase "Ana ama a su perro", "Ana" es el antecedente del pronombre "su".In the phrase "Ana loves her dog", "Ana" is the antecedent of the pronoun "her".
5. (philosophy)
a. antecedent
Si el antecedente es verdadero y el consecuente es falso, entonces el argumento es falso.if the antecedent is true and the consequent is false, then the statement is false.
antecedentes
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (background information)
a. record
El juez solicitó una copia de los antecedentes criminales del acusado.The judge requested a copy of the accused's criminal record.
b. background
Necesitamos evaluar tus antecedentes familiares, antes de aceptarte en el club.We need to evaluate your family background, before we admit you to the club.
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antecedente
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. preceding, previous
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (precedente)
a. precedent
3. (gram & mat)
a. antecedent
4. (de asunto)
a. background
poner a alguien en antecedentes deto fill somebody in on
antecedentes penales o policialescriminal record
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antecedente
adjective
previous; preceding
visto lo antecedente in view of the foregoing
1 (Matemáticas) (Filosofía) (Gramática) antecedent
2 antecedentes (historial) record
singular
; (s)
history
singular
; (s)
[de enfermedad] history
singular
; (s)
tener buenos antecedentes to have a good record; no tener antecedentes to have a clean record; un hombre sin antecedentes a man with a clean record; en esta familia no hay antecedentes de esta dolencia this family doesn't have a history of this complaint; ¿cuáles son sus antecedentes? what's his background?; estar en antecedentes to be well informed; poner a algn en antecedentes to put sb in the picture
antecedentes delictivos antecedentes penales antecedentes policiales criminal record
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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