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previous meaning

EN[ˈpɹiviəs]
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previous
  • NounPREpré-SUF-ious
    1. INF (Britain) An existing criminal record; short for "previous convictions".
      1. It turned out the shoplifter had a lot of previous.
  • Adjective
    1. Prior; occurring before something else, either in time or order.
      1. INF  Premature; occurring too soon.
        1. I thought that I had solved the problem, but I was a bit previous.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • The topup could be achieved by moving assets from a previous flagging state to the flagging state which requires a topup.
        • Calibration of this analysis was achieved using a selection of fossils [72 –80 ] employed in previous dating analyses [78 ,79 ,81 ,82 ], plus a recently described mapanioid sedge fossil [83 ].
        • A previous report [36 ] showed that a subpopulation of human ADCs exhibited stem cell-like characteristics and an ability to differentiate into various cell types in tridermic layer.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Previous studies have focused on reductions in mutant protein as a therapeutic approach, such as intrabodies and artificial polypeptides, which target the polyQ domain [24 ].
        • Previous study showed the zic family member Zic2a was involved in the regulation of two prethalamic transcription factor dlx2a and arxa.
        • Previous reports on unilateral LR recession commonly show extremely low rates of initial overcorrection and large exodrifts after surgery suggesting that the surgical dose may be increased.

    Meaning of previous for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "previous" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a singularia tantum.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
        • Uncomparable adjectives
        • Nouns
          • Singularia tantum
            • Uncountable nouns
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