Previousness Pre"vi*ous*ness, n. The quality or state of being previous; priority or antecedence in time. [1913 Webster]

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  • previousness — noun see previous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • previousness — See previously. * * * …   Universalium

  • previousness — noun The quality of being previous. Syn: antecedence Ant: nextness …   Wiktionary

  • previousness — prɪːvɪəsnɪs n. quality of being before, precedence …   English contemporary dictionary

  • previousness — pre·vi·ous·ness …   English syllables

  • previousness — noun ( es) 1. : antecedence, priority 2. : undue haste : impatience …   Useful english dictionary

  • before — before, ahead, forward are comparable when they mean in advance, especially in place or in time. Before is more commonly used in reference to time than to place. Its most frequent implication is previousness or priority {I have heard that before} …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • previous — adjective Etymology: Latin praevius leading the way, from prae pre + via way more at way Date: 1625 1. going before in time or order ; prior 2. acting too soon ; premature < somewhat previous in his conclusion > Synonyms: see …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • previous — previously, adv. previousness, n. /pree vee euhs/, adj. 1. coming or occurring before something else; prior: the previous owner. 2. Informal. done, occurring, etc., before the proper time; premature: Aren t you a little previous with that… …   Universalium

  • nextness — noun The quality of being next. Syn: subsequence Ant: previousness …   Wiktionary

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