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anterior

an·te·ri·or

anterior

 
pronunciation:
aen ti ri r
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: located near or at the front. (Cf. posterior.)
the anterior lobe
synonyms:
fore, front
antonyms:
posterior
similar words:
forward, head, right
definition 2: earlier in time.
synonyms:
antecedent, earlier, preceding, prior
antonyms:
posterior
similar words:
foregoing, former, precedent, preliminary, previous
derivations: anteriorly (adv.), anteriority (n.)
Word Parts
The word anterior contains the following part:
ante- Latin prefix that means before
synonyms:
pro-2, pre-
antonyms:
post-