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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.
References in classic literature ?
There are many of them: take as an example the pleasures, of smell, which are very great and have no antecedent pains; they come in a moment, and when they depart leave no pain behind them.
The petitioner, AAP leader Raghav Chadha has alleged that the BJP candidate did not fully disclose particulars of his criminal antecedents and had also not divulged the full details of his source of income.
Striking down the provision that said that the owner of the dance bar should have a "good character" and no "criminal antecedents", the court said: "There is no precise definition of what amounts to good character and criminal antecedents."
The purpose of this exercise is to ensure that security guards have been trained by the approved Institutions and their antecedents verified by the Police Department.
Natural language conditionals seem to be subject to three logical requirements: they invalidate antecedent strengthening, they validate so-called simplification of disjunctive antecedents, and they allow for the replacement of logically equivalent clauses in antecedent position.
The statement added, that an ADC government led by Senator Lanlehin would restore the glory of Oyo State, and bring smiles to the faces of the people, based on the antecedents of Lanlehin as a friend of the people.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday favoured"proper"dissemination of information about criminal antecedents, if any, of the candidates being fielded by the political parties to contest elections to Parliament or state assemblies, so that voters can make a informed choice while exercising their franchise.
Descriptive analysis refers to the collection of data on behavior occurring in the natural environment, along with the antecedents and consequences that are associated with the behavior.
'Napagsamantalahan ng political branches including in the past kaya may political antecedents ito.
He contended that the young age of the convicts, the fact that they had no criminal antecedents, the crime being " not pre- meditated" were mitigating factors in their favour.
Although general antecedents to falls in hospitalized patients have been reported (Oliver et al., 2010), their relevance in the context of emergent falls prevention technologies (e.g., video monitoring [VM]) is not well understood.
The Government has decided that the issue of appointment letters need not be withheld pending the verification of character and antecedents of the successful candidates.