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See also: antedaté
- To occur before an event or time; to exist further back in time.
- 1986, People v. Calio, 42 Cal.3d 639,644:
- We therefore turn to the question whether defendant's prior convictions for burglary and attempted burglary could be used as the basis for an enhancement under [California Penal Code] sections 667 and 1192.7. Both prior convictions antedate the effective date of section 667.
- 2010, Giancarlo Gandolfo, Economic Dynamics, 4th ed., Springer 2010, p. 311
- Actually, mathematical models of multi-sector growth models antedate the Harrod-Domar and Solow-Swan aggregate models.
- To assign a date to a document or action earlier than the actual date.
- Synonyms: backdate, foredate; see also Thesaurus:backdate
- Antonyms: postdate, overdate; see also Thesaurus:overdate
- 1633, Donne, John, Woman's Constancy:
- Tomorrow when you leav’st, what wilt thou say? / Wilt thou then antedate some new-made vow?
- (lexicography) To find earlier citational evidence for a term.
- 2017 January, James Lambert, “A multitude of “lishes”: The nomenclature of hybridity”, in English World-Wide, volume 38, number 3, DOI:10.1075/eww.38.3.04lam, ISSN 0172-8865:
- Furthermore, while OED entries are generally regarded as a good indication of when terms were first used in English, for 5 of the 7 terms the present research has been able to antedate OED’s earliest attestations, usually by a decade or more.
To occur before an event or time; to exist further back in time
To assign a date earlier than the actual date; to backdate
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