• WordNet 3.6
    • v antecede be earlier in time; go back further "Stone tools precede bronze tools"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t. & i Antecede To go before in time or place; to precede; to surpass.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • antecede To go before in time, and sometimes in place, rank, or logical order; precede.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. antecedere,; ante, + cedere, to go. See Cede


In literature:

He was, in all respects, a desirable husband; he was of good family; his antecedents were honorable, his own life stainless.
"The Honorable Miss" by L. T. Meade
Ideas, spiritual entities, were the counterparts and necessary antecedents of the natural objects and actual facts of life.
"Edward Caldwell Moore" by Edward Moore
Box is a plant of antecedents of sentiment, of memories.
"Joy in the Morning" by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews
Murder cases are almost the only ones respecting which the antecedents of the offender are seriously inquired into.
"Crime and Its Causes" by William Douglas Morrison
The Black Man: his Antecedents, his Genius, and his Achievements.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 13, No. 76, February, 1864" by Various
In so doing, he was favored greatly by his character and antecedents.
"Notable Events of the Nineteenth Century" by Various
Endless are the complications that may be visited upon the innocent progeny of syphilitic antecedents.
"The Social Emergency" by Various
Our idea of Mr. Wegg is inseparably connected with our antecedent ideas of general woodenness.
"Humanly Speaking" by Samuel McChord Crothers
That this will accomplish much, we have only to look to the antecedents of the Church to determine.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
Mr. Walraven's antecedents were mysterious enough, in all conscience; but the antecedents of this wild ward of his were ten times more so.
"The Unseen Bridgegroom" by May Agnes Fleming
The immediately antecedent event is the storm on the Lake of Gennesaret.
"Collected Essays, Volume V" by T. H. Huxley
The girl liked him, she liked him in spite of his unknown antecedents, his preposterous picture, his conspicuous companion.
"The Palace of Darkened Windows" by Mary Hastings Bradley
The antecedents of its principal members are those of timeserving politicians.
"Atlantic Monthly,Volume 14, No. 82, August, 1864" by Various
Antecedent to the introduction of Clara, the true heroine of the novel, we have the story of Estelle, also a white slave.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 75, January, 1864" by Various
I'm sure those were the antecedents.
"The Other Girls" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
Well, his antecedents had certainly given no promise of the long suffering fidelity of a Jacob.
"Bluebell" by Mrs. George Croft Huddleston
Allow me to give you an outline of this heartless fellow's antecedents.
"The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent" by S.M. Hussey
One aspect of the story of Sakyamuni and his antecedent births thus led to the idea that all may become Buddhas.
"Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Such atoms might have been collateral in origin with uranium from some antecedent element.
"The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays" by J. (John) Joly
Let us first, as an antecedent matter, consider some reasons why the young Negro should be expected to be better than his father.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various

In poetry:

To what emergency concealed,
Abides the realm we seek to share
Which to all antecedent pray'r
Eternity hath not revealed?
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling

In news:

In this paper, we present a machine learning based approach for estimating antecedents of anaphorically used personal pronoun s in Turkish sentences using a decision tree class.
This paper presents a syntactic path-based learning algorithm (Candel from Candidate-Elimination) for the coreference resolution of pronouns that have their antecedents in the same sentence.
In this paper, we present a machine learning based approach for estimating antecedents of anaphorically used personal pronouns in Turkish sentences using a decision tree class.
Many of your books have had classical antecedents.
COURTESY OF THE MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM Artist Jamie Wyeth, son of Andrew, paints everyday life in Pennsylvania and Maine, just like his antecedents, but there's often a twist, such as the accidental jack-o'-lanterns of "Warm Halloween".
The piano and its antecedents.
The pipa is a four-stringed Chinese lute with antecedents going back more than two millennia.
A senior fellow at the Cato Institute, O'Toole took a close look at the Great Recession and its antecedent, the Great Housing Bubble, and saw something that few others did.
You may not know that the blues is the direct antecedent of jazz, rock and roll, rhythm and blues, soul, rap, and virtually every popular music genre of the 20th century.
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are Comedy Central's twin guffaw Brokaws, but Tom Rhodes was their anonymous antecedent.
As a child born into one of the country's most powerful publishing families, it can be hard to escape from the shadow of one's overwhelmingly successful antecedents.
Self-reported sexual behaviors, demographics, and hypothesized psychosocial antecedents of sexual risk behavior were collected at baseline, 6-, 12-, and 18-month follow-up assessments.
Red Jacket reaches back to the antecedents of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in 1913.

In science:

Let the set of open components (cid:10) be the set of all the antecedent literals to the clauses Qi (x ; : : : ; xn ; w) Onei (x ; : : : ; xn ; w).
Tractability of Theory Patching
In the bottom center of the figure the polytope τ 1 3 labeled (ACDEF ) to indicate its antecedent.
Structures and Diagrammatics of Four Dimensional Topological Lattice Field Theories
The copy of De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium (Copernicus) which many of us have seen here in Cracow is a stirring reminder of the work of our antecedents in this field.
MESON2000 Conference Summary
We do however illustrate how the general case with b estimated from antecedent Poisson counts can be treated within the general theory.
Inference for bounded parameters
If o ne of the arguments is a relative pronoun, its antecedent is also annotated.
Building a resource for studying translation shifts
This is done in order to avoid the annotation of a pronominalisation shift (see Section 3.3.1.) in these cases, since the antecedent of relative pronouns is so close that it would be wrong to call this a pronominalisation.
Building a resource for studying translation shifts
This tag is not used if the pronoun in question is a relative pronoun, because the antecedent can always be found in close vicinity and is annotated as part of the transeme (see Section 3.2.).
Building a resource for studying translation shifts
The antecedents that led to such a discovery are quite intriguing and we dwell here a bit on these.
Ettore Majorana and his heritage seventy years later
Furthermore, bootstrapping transactions does not break the dependency between antecedent and consequent.
Multiple Hypothesis Testing in Pattern Discovery
The antecedent, i.e. an itemset, of a SQ rule is defined as a subset of X . A statistic value is also attached to each rule, where the value is calculated from the transactions that contain the antecedent in X , but only using the attributes in Y .
Multiple Hypothesis Testing in Pattern Discovery
The significances are calculated by randomizing the dataset so that the dependence between antecedent and consequent is broken, and the statistic values are stored for each randomized dataset and rule.
Multiple Hypothesis Testing in Pattern Discovery
We used as test statistic f the Fisher’s exact test between the antecedent and the consequent of an association rule.
Multiple Hypothesis Testing in Pattern Discovery
For each v ∈ V (H ) ∪ E (H ) its preimage (i.e. the set of all its antecedents) is [v] fad r ⊆ V (G) ∪ E (G) and represents all attributes of graph G that we can use to compute v. (We could consider here instead of vertices and edges corresponding attributes, cf.
Typed lambda-terms in categorical attributed graph transformation
Moreover, each equivalence class with respect to ∼ containing an image of an element of R may be seen as a “span”, consisting of the image of this element of R under j′′ and the images of its antecedent via r under j′ ◦ i.
Typed lambda-terms in categorical attributed graph transformation
To see that RanF is full, observe that for any i : H Ñ H 1 , with H “ RanF pGq and H 1 “ RanF pG1 q, j “ εG1 ‚ piF q ‚ ε´1 G is an antecedent of i by RanF .
Innocent strategies as presheaves and interactive equivalences for CCS (expanded version)