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following

fol·low·ing

following

pronunciation:
fa lo Ing
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a group of followers, supporters, or adherents.
synonyms:
adherents, fans, supporters
similar words:
claque, devotees, entourage, flock, partisans, retinue, train
definition 2: admirers or patrons considered as a group.
Rock-and-roll music has a large following.
synonyms:
audience
similar words:
clientele, patronage, public
definition 3: something that comes next, as in a text (prec. by "the").
The following is a list of doctors in your area.
antonyms:
above
similar words:
below
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: occurring next or after.
This chapter is a bit confusing, but the following chapters are very clear.
synonyms:
next, subsequent, succeeding
antonyms:
above, foregoing, preceding, previous
similar words:
consequent, ulterior
definition 2: pertaining to a group that is to be identified or itemized.
The following students will report to the principal's office.
synonyms:
subsequent
similar words:
identified