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antecedent

1. Logic the hypothetical clause, usually introduced by "if", in a conditional statement: that which implies the other
2. Maths an obsolescent name for numerator
3. denying the antecedent Logic the fallacy of inferring the falsehood of the consequent of a conditional statement, given the truth of the conditional and the falsehood of its antecedent, as if there are five of them, there are more than four: there are not five, so there are not more than four

antecedent

[′an·tə‚sēd·ənt]
(mathematics)
The numerator of a ratio.
The first of the two statements in an implication.
For an integer, n, that is greater than 1, the preceding integer, n- 1.
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Notably though, in some of what have here been claimed above to be instances of LDA, antecedence patterns parallel to that banned in 29b, that is, with a genitive phrase antecedent, are possible:
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However, when the candidates for antecedence differ with regard to type of reference, ambiguity does not (or need not) arise.
The Dutch and the Germans have their own antecedence of shame,but it is the English who are most likely to step out of line.
So we have a number of senses of nonbeing operative: absolute nonbeing, the nonbeing of otherness between and within each entity and the nonbeing involved in temporal antecedence and consequence (not-yet-being and no-longer-being).
Much more important as generative schemata in Treitler's presentation are what he calls formal systems (nonconsecutive pitch relations, phrase shapes, relations of antecedence and consequence, etc.
A file was sent to the Crown Prosecution Service containing the full circumstances and the youth's antecedence, and it was decided that he should receive a reprimand.
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Antecedences de la musicologia en la Argentina: documentacion y exegesis.