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anterior

[ an-teer-ee-er ]SEE DEFINITION OF anterior

Synonyms for anterior

  • antecedent
  • former
  • past
  • precedent
  • foregoing
  • preceding
  • previous
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Antonyms for anterior

  • after
  • current
  • following
  • future
  • present
  • ending
  • posterior
  • subsequent
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ANTERIOR

Few of the mouldings of Greek architecture are to be traced to anterior styles.

He makes use of the anterior one, which is the longest and most supple.

But that was long ago, so long that it might have happened in an anterior existence.

Aorta: the anterior, narrow part of the heart, opening into the head.

Frontal: referring to the front of head or anterior aspect of any part.

It is just cephalad to the anterior end of the pharynx and to the hypophysis.

This I applied over the solar-plexus and to the anterior surface of his body.

It may lie above the pubis in the anterior wall of the bladder.

The nerves that supply it proceed from the anterior half of the spinal cord.

A period of vegetable life, anterior to animal life (v. 11, 12).

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, Latin, literally "former," comparative of ante "before" (see ante). Related: Anteriority.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ANTERIOR

antecedent

adjectiveprior
  • anterior
  • earlier
  • foregoing
  • former
  • past
  • precedent
  • preceding
  • precursory
  • preliminary
  • previous
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