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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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3) Each antecedence of rule includes four parts: antecedence control, connection type, constant C1 and C2.
In addition, we suggest that, with our model that psychological empowerment is significantly and positively influenced by each dimension of internal marketing, our findings add to literature on the antecedence of psychological empowerment.
Now, instead of you paying a bribe to get public services like electricity connection, tap connection, ration card, driving license, revenue papers, FIR copy, antecedence, passport clearance, house building permission and scores of similar other services, the officials involved in delaying or denying such services within the prescribed time frame have to pay a fine out of their salaries which shall be given to the affected consumer", he explained.
He said that the Iranian nation has deep roots and has stood firmly and strongly against enemies all throughout the history and different parts of it are named on the basis of strong and irrefutable historical documents and antecedence, an advanced and bright culture and civilization as well as a powerful sovereignty.
Among the most interesting aspects of this three-volume work, as Chiasson observes, is its antecedence to more recent work in psychoacoustics.
Rorty's implicit (and at times explicit) advice to feminists is that they must move beyond the principles of antecedence, priority, and discontinuity embedded in objectivist ontology, principles especially challenged by Historicism and Pragmatism.
He is, in other words, not an "author," if an author is imagined to bear "the same relation of antecedence to his work as a father to his child" and "to furnish it with a final signified" (Barthes 145, 147).
1]This essay deals with the immediate antecedence of Germany's annexation of Austria.
Temporal antecedence, by contrast, can be defined in a rigorous manner, if anything can.
As the first five-star hotel in Russia, its antecedence stretches back to 1824, when an inn opened on the site.
court held the election irrevocable by focusing both on its antecedence to the agreement's operation (the election was made before the agreement's triggering event--the decedent's death--occurred), as well as the fact that the buyout election created a statutory right in the decedent's estate to sell his shares upon its filing.
Initial and constant loss rate include two Parameters of constant rate and Initial loss which show the physical characteristics of soil, land use and antecedence conditions of basin [10].