subsequent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj subsequent following in time or order "subsequent developments"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Even when all the molecules in a single breath of air have been dispersed evenly in the earth's atmosphere, there will still be one or two of the same ones taken into the lungs with every subsequent breath. Every time you breathe in, you inhale one or two of the same molecules that you inhaled with the first breath you took as a baby.
    • Subsequent Following in order of place; succeeding; as, a subsequent clause in a treaty. "The subsequent words come on before the precedent vanish."
    • Subsequent Following in time; coming or being after something else at any time, indefinitely; as, subsequent events; subsequent ages or years; a period long subsequent to the foundation of Rome.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Scotland, Irn-Bru is a soft drink that is more popular than Coca-Cola. When McDonalds opened in Glasgow and did not sell Irn-Bru, it was considered an insult, and the restaurant was subsequently boycotted.
    • subsequent Following in time; happening or existing at any later time, indefinitely: as, subsequent events; subsequent ages.
    • subsequent Following in the order of place or succession; succeeding: as, a subsequent clause in a treaty.
    • subsequent Following as a consequence: as, a subsequent illness after exposure.
    • subsequent In physical geography developed by headward erosion along a belt of weak strata: noting streams and their valleys that have been so developed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Subsequent sub′sē-kwent following or coming after
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Quotations

  • George Orwell
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    “Probably the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton, but the opening battles of all subsequent wars have been lost there.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. subsequens, -entis, p. pr. of subsequi, to follow, succeed: cf. F. subséquent,. See Sue to follow
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. subsequens, -entis, pr.p. of subsequisub, under, after, sequi, to follow.

Usage

In literature:

By him, also, were sown the seeds of its subsequent decay.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
It was subsequently broken up by the police.
"Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations" by William Howe
They were declining, if hardly in the degree represented subsequently.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
Subsequent observations have fully confirmed these things.
"Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained" by M. Quinby
With two exceptions, all these warrant officers subsequently attained commissioned rank.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
As for no rum, subsequently the men were allowed two tots a week; Wednesdays and Saturdays were, I think, the days of issue.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh
Joseph Montefiore subsequently married Justa or Justina, the granddaughter of the Rev.
"Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I" by Sir Moses Montefiore
Oraere is this slow and subtle poison which leaves no subsequent trace.
"The Merry-Go-Round" by Carl Van Vechten
The subsequent course of Sultan Mahmoud was that of blind infatuation and fury.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
Subsequent experiments, carried out by Woodhouse and Senebier, supported de Saussure's conclusions.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
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In poetry:

Mycilla dyes her locks, 'tis said:
But 'tis a foul aspersion;
She buys them black; they therefore need
No subsequent immersion.
"On An Old Woman (From The Greek)" by William Cowper
And hard-cases chuckled, and hard-cases said
That Baby and Alice conveyed him to bed—
In subsequent storms it was painful to see
Those hard-cases side with the sinful J.P.
"O'Hara, J.P." by Henry Lawson
There was once a man who made a weird machine,
Employing dynamite and kerosene.
His subsequent destruction
Was a matter of deduction,
And a circumstance that might have been foreseen.
"An Error in Creation" by C J Dennis
Then came Evangeline, my third,
And, when I chanced to be away,
She, so subsequently heard,
Was wont (I deeply grieve to say)
With my small retinue to flirt.
I strangled her. I hope it hurt.
"Bluebeard" by Harry Graham
No longer wilful woman hides
Behind a law that over-rides
The dicta of her lawful lord and master.
And, they who fain would lift a hand
To erring wives, now understand
That they invite no subsequent disaster.
"French Leave" by C J Dennis
Then Abner Dean of Angel's raised a point of order, when
A chunk of old red sandstone took him in the abdomen,
And he smiled a kind of sickly smile, and curled up on the floor,
And the subsequent proceedings interested him no more.
"The Society Upon The Stanislaus" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

Fiscal cliff to be avoided, but not without a roundabout repeal of the Bush tax cuts and subsequent tax reform.
A subsequent raid that turned up $90,000 of that cash in his apartment freezer.
They observed him watering the plants in his yard and subsequently arrested him.
He began his career at the BBC in Bristol, England and subsequently went on to work with numerous independent television companies in the UK.
Once in a while it's fun to look back at theater productions from Cincinnati that have had subsequent life in theaters elsewhere.
Investigators subsequently seized a second United States Postal Service shipment containing nearly 250 live tarantulas .
But over the weekend, when I called buddies with both an AT&T iPhone 4 and subsequently a Verizon iPhone 4, we could immediately tell the difference.
Seaquist, who just won a hotly contested, negative race to retain his seat, has said he won't try for the Senate appointment and subsequent election.
D uring his brief media appearance on Monday responding to S&P's downgrade of the US credit rating and the subsequent stark market plunge, Pres.
Strategy flows from the ability to understand how others think, feel, and, subsequently, act.
Additional ones will be answered in subsequent articles.
McMillian subsequently was charged with possession of counterfeit instruments, a felony.
Police say a 24-year-old suburban Philadelphia man, stabbed by his pregnant girlfriend for flirting, was subsequently charged with statutory sex assault after investigators discovered his girlfriend was 14-years-old.
She was subsequently ordered to enter treatment.
For design defects under state law and subsequently won a $21 million jury award.
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In science:

Then, we can extract a subsequence (ωk )k>1 in [ a, b ] and a subsequence (nk )k>1 such that hnk (ωk ) tends to either +∞ or −∞.
An elementary approach to extreme values theory
The restriction imposed by our choice of X says that we are only interested in subsequences that occur at positions in A or subsequences that occur at positions in B .
Place-difference-value patterns: A generalization of generalized permutation and word patterns
As a consequence, given any subsequence ϕσ(n) of ϕn , some subsequence ψn := ϕσ(τ (n)) of ϕσ(n) must converge to a distribution S on Ω.
Distribution of Normalized Zero-Sets of Random Entire Functions with Small Random Perturbation
In general we say that a sequence (Gn ), with |Gn | → ∞ as always, is mixed quasi-random if the set of limit points is contained in {p : p ∈ [0, 1]}, i.e., if every convergent subsequence converges to a constant graphon. (Equivalently, if every convergent subsequence is quasi-random).
Quasi-random graphs and graph limits
The idea emerged in the 1970s that, from any tight sequence of random variables, one can extract a subsequence which is close to exchangeable, close enough that one can prove analogs of classical limit theorems (CLT and LIL, for instance) for the subsequence.
More Uses of Exchangeability: Representations of Complex Random Structures
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