anterior

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From Latin anterior, comparative of ante (forward, before)

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  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪəriə(r)

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anterior (not comparable)

  1. Before in place.
  2. Before or earlier in time; prior to; preceding.
    • 1859, John Stuart Mill, On Liberty:
      anterior to the time when mankind have become capable of being improved by free and equal discussion.
  3. (anatomy) Nearer the forward end; nearer the head of an animal or the front of a human.

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Catalan[edit]

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From Latin anterior.

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anterior (masculine and feminine plural anteriors)

  1. anterior (before; preceding)
  2. previous

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin anterior.

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  • IPA(key): [anˈteːʀioːɐ̯]
  • Hyphenation: an‧te‧ri‧or

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anterior (not comparable)

  1. (anatomy) anterior

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Latin[edit]

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anterior (neuter anterius); third declension

  1. anterior, more forward
  2. former, previous

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Third declension, comparative variant

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative anterior anterius anteriōrēs anteriōra
genitive anteriōris anteriōrum
dative anteriōrī anteriōribus
accusative anteriōrem anterius anteriōrēs anteriōra
ablative anteriōre anteriōribus
vocative anterior anterius anteriōrēs anteriōra

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anterior (plural anteriores, comparable)

  1. anterior
  2. previous, preceding

Romanian[edit]

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Borrowed from Latin anterior and French antérieur.

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anterior m, n (feminine singular anterioară, masculine plural anteriori, feminine and neuter plural anterioare)

  1. previous

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin anterior.

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  • IPA(key): /anteˈɾjoɾ/, [ãn̪t̪eˈɾjoɾ]
  • (file)

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anterior (plural anteriores)

  1. anterior (in time), previous, earlier, former, past
  2. anterior (in space)

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