aforementioned

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Etymology[edit]

From afore- +‎ mentioned.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /əˌfoː(ɹ)ˈmɛn.ʃənd/

Adjective[edit]

aforementioned (not comparable)

  1. Previously mentioned.
    • The PA system broadcast a long list of names in the morning, but it wasn't until later that they requested the aforementioned students report to the health clinic.

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When it modifies a noun phrase, it is generally preceded by the definite article the, and the combination functions as a determiner rather than a simple adjective. It can also occur before a cardinal as in the aforementioned two papers instead of the two aforementioned papers, though the latter is also acceptable.

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Noun[edit]

aforementioned (uncountable)

  1. (uncountable) The one or ones mentioned previously.
    • The judge read a list of prisoners' names. She then indicated that the aforementioned were to be set free.

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