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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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In Methods 1 and 2, in order to test the effect of source of humic substances on the post-planting development and survival of Eucalyptus urograndis through the immersion of tubes in solution with different doses of humic substances, irrigation was suspended with antecedence of 16 h, from 6 p.m.
"It had a meaning that my antecedence is not the American Jewish novel.
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The genesis lies again in the antecedence of the two principals.
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Also about dispossession, 'Hairst Street, 2010' may have its antecedence in Dunn's photographic poems about Terry Street, though perhaps a better context in which to read this poem would be provided by Edwin Morgan's Instamatic Poems of 1972.
" This implies antecedence where causes must precede or at least simultaneously exist for something else to exist.
The paper by Marika Rauhala on the Cult of Cybele and its changing depictions by Romans and Christians is a good reminder of how appeals to masculinity (the cult involved ritual castration) complicated just how 'Roman' its antecedence and prestige was.