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Earlier, either in time or order
A word, phrase or clause referred to by a pronoun
The conditional part of a hypothetical proposition
Any thing that precedes another thing, especially the cause of the second thing
An ancestor
one who or that which precedes or goes before, as in time, place, rank, order, or causality
preceding in time or order
{s} preceding, prior, previous, earlier
someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
{a} going before, foregoing, prior
{n} what goes before as a noun
In a conditional claim, the subsidiary claim before the arrow, or immediately after the word "if "
In expert systems, the IF part of an IFTHEN rule See also consequent
The first part (if clause) of a conditional statement (Lesson 14 8)
An antecedent is a word to which a pronoun refers In the following sentence, the antecedent for the pronoun "it" is the word "car": The new car is stylish, but it is also economical
earlier either in time or order
the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun
The statement of conditions necessary for coming to a conclusion In a production system, this is the left-hand side of the rule
(korrelat): term used in connection with relative pronouns and relative clauses The antecedent of a relative pronoun or a relative clause is the noun phrase that the pronoun or the clause refers back to In the following examples the antecedent of the relative clause is underlined: This is a book that I recommend Our new English teacher, who did not know the building, had trouble finding the auditorium
the first voice in a canon
The first of the two terms of a ratio; the first or third of the four terms of a proportion
a word or phrase that restates or modifies an immediately preceding noun (e g , In My son Jake is 12 years old the appositive is Jake )
The first or conditional part of a hypothetical proposition; as, If the earth is fixed, the sun must move
An antecedent of something happened or existed before it and was similar to it in some way. We shall first look briefly at the historical antecedents of this theory. = precursor
prince is the antecedent of who
(N) -a preceding circumstance, event, object, style, phenomenon
a preceding occurrence or cause or event
That which goes before in time; that which precedes
When an association between two variables is defined, the first item (or left-hand side) is called the antecedent For example, in the relationship "When a prospector buys a pick, he buys a shovel 14% of the time," "buys a pick" is the antecedent
The propositional component of a conditional proposition whose truth is the condition for the truth of the consequent In "if p then q", "p" is the antecedent
One who precedes or goes in front
A stimulus (i e a verbal cue, activity, event or person) that immediately precedes a behavior This stimulus may or may not serve as discriminative for a specific behavior
{i} something which precedes; noun phrase referred to by a personal pronoun (Grammar)
in a hypothetical statement, the first simple sentence, usually preceded by the word 'if'
The first of the two propositions which constitute an enthymeme or contracted syllogism; as, Every man is mortal; therefore the king must die
The noun to which a relative refers; as, in the sentence "Solomon was the prince who built the temple,"
Going before in time; prior; anterior; preceding; as, an event antecedent to the Deluge; an antecedent cause
the word or phrase to which a later word or phrase (e g an anaphor) refers
consequent affirm(1)modus ponens(2)affirm the consequent deny(3)deny the antecedent(4)modus tollens
The antecedent of a rule is its left-hand side, that is, the first argument to the #$implies connective with which the rule begins Intuitively, every rule states that if the antecedent is true, then the consequent must be true
anything that precedes something similar in time; "phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience"
The noun to which a relative refers; as, in the sentence "Solomon was the prince who built the temple," prince is the antecedent of who
(ann-te-see-dent) Antecedent means to come before or be logically prior to something else, usually an idea, statement or proposition
the 'if' part of a conditional; represented by p; aka hypothesis, given, problem; see consequent
The initial (or "if") part of a fuzzy rule
Events that occur prior to a behavior and have an impact on that behavior; events may predict the behavior
The IF portion of an IF-THEN rule The antecedent (condition) must be satisfied for the consequent (conclusion) to be true
ones ancestors
The preceding noun that a pronoun refers to: Paul hit the ball He hit it over the fence
Presumptive; as, an antecedent improbability
The earlier events of one's life; previous principles, conduct, course, history
In the ratio a: b, a is the antecedent, and b the consequent
The word or word group to which a pronoun refers: Brian finally bought the stereo he had always wanted (Brian is the antecedent of the pronoun he )
In the study of logic, the if-clause of an if-then statement Also see: consequent
the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun a preceding occurrence or cause or event anything that precedes something similar in time; "phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience"
antecedent event
prior occurrence, previous event
antecedently
{a} before in time, previously
Antecedently
at an earlier time or formerly; "she had previously lived in Chicago"; "he was previously president of a bank"; "better than anything previously proposed"; "a previously unquestioned attitude"; "antecedently arranged"
antecedently
In the manner of an antecedent; previously
antecedently
previously, first of all
antecedently
Previously; before in time; at a time preceding; as, antecedently to conversion
antecedents
individuals who have gone before, as in: His antecedents left him a fortune, but he wasted most of it
antecedents
{i} significant events and incidents in a person's early life; ancestors of a person
antecedents
I know nothing of his antecedents - his previous life, character, or conduct (Latin, antecedens, foregoing )
antecedents
plural of antecedent
plasma thromboplastin antecedent
coagulation factor whose deficiency results in a hemorrhagic tendency
antecedent
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