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pre·vi·ous

previous

 
pronunciation:
pri vi s
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: occurring just before another.
I had to reread the previous page.Her previous book was more complex than this one.
synonyms:
antecedent, foregoing, preceding
antonyms:
following, next, subsequent
similar words:
former, recent
definition 2: prior; earlier.
In previous years, we spent our summers in Maine, but now we visit our grandchildren in Minnesota.
synonyms:
antecedent, earlier, former, past, precedent, preceding, prior
antonyms:
latter, posterior, subsequent
similar words:
anterior, bygone, erstwhile, foregone, old, quondam, recent
derivation: previously (adv.)
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  • previously:
    before; earlier.