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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.
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.
ISLAMABAD -- The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has directed asset management companies (AMCs) to verify the antecedents of persons seeking employment in AMCs vide direction number 24 of 2016.
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.
This essay critiques the relevance of historical antecedents about children's play in nature and how these historical and political mechanisms create cultural rovoked by Taylor's (2013) exploration of the pervasive influence of romanticised images of innocent children in nature and our own experiences of never-ending 'nice' stories about young children in nature, here we trouble how nature experiences may or may not preclude children's meaningful and agentic participation in sustainability.
Antecedents of moonlighting were measured by a self-developed questionnaire with the help of related literature.
What most people talk about and label as change are in fact the antecedents not the change itself.
Like subjects and verbs, pronouns and their antecedents must agree.
New Delhi: Indian government is planning to make Aadhaar mandatory for issue of passports and is in the process of establishing a system for validation of criminal antecedents of the applicant.
Their findings rely on abnormal daytime cortisol levels and correlations between cortisol levels and psychosocial stress and/or neurocognitive performance in children with a family history of schizophrenia and / or antecedents of schizophrenia (Psychoneuroendocrinology 2014;46:1-13).