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What is another word for antecedent?

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Adjective
Preceding in time or order
“Decreasing an undesirable behavior involves eliminating or changing the antecedent event that evoked the behavior.”
Adjective
Belonging or happening near the beginning of a particular period
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Of, pertaining to, derived from, or possessed by, an ancestor or ancestors
Noun
A thing that existed before and logically precedes another
“The information society will be established as an antecedent to the knowledge-based society.”
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Something that precedes, and is likely the cause of, another thing
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“The interwar crisis can properly be regarded as the main antecedent of the war.”
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A person's ancestor(s)
“The Boston agent added that this clerk was a young man of wholly unquestioned veracity and reliability, of known antecedents and long with the company.”
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A person's familial or social background
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“Nothing was known locally either of his antecedents or of the reasons which had prompted him to come to this Lancashire hamlet.”
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The principle on which an idea, activity or process is based on
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A healthy and vigorous-rooted plant that is used in grafting, most commonly as a sound base to support a scion that bears desirable fruit in orchard culture
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The specific entity in the world that a word or phrase identifies or denotes
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Protasis or conditional
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The origin of something
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A supposition made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation
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An element or circumstance contributing to a result
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One's background or life experience
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