aforementioned

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Etymology[edit]

From afore- +‎ mentioned.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əˈfɔːˌmɛn.ʃənd/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /əˈfɔɹˌmɛn.ʃənd/, (nonstandard) /ˈæfɚˌmɛn.ʃənd/

Adjective[edit]

aforementioned (not comparable)

  1. Previously mentioned.
    It wasn't until later that we realized that the aforementioned caller and this taciturn man were the same person.

Usage notes[edit]

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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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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