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aforementioned

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adjective afore·men·tioned \ə-ˈfȯr-ˈmen(t)-shənd\

Simple Definition of aforementioned

  • : mentioned before : spoken about or named earlier

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of aforementioned

  1. :  mentioned previously

Examples of aforementioned in a sentence

  1. Indeed, scientific metaphors and analogies surface regularly in the text which, as noted earlier, is easy to follow with persistence on the part of the reader but is strangely unrewarding. The main reason for this is that any sustained argument is notable by its absence, several of the chapters following Chapter 3 having the appearance of relatively self-contained papers. This effect is heightened by the aforementioned tendency on the part of the authors to detour into scientific or quasi-scientific concepts and analogies without really drawing out the significance of such discussion … —Roy C. Wood, Service Industries Journal, October 1997

  2. The banner front page headline in last Sunday's Day proclaimed authoritatively “To many, casino has eroded quality of life.” Had objectivity ruled, the aforementioned headline leading off the series might have read: “To most, casino has either improved or not affected quality of life one whit.” —The Day, 24 Oct. 1993

  3. The aforementioned book is the author's most famous work.

  4. <with the aforementioned reservation, I would recommend the play for serious-minded theatergoers>



1587

First Known Use of aforementioned

1587


AFOREMENTIONED Defined for Kids

aforementioned

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adjective afore·men·tioned \ə-ˈfȯr-ˌmen-chənd\

Definition of aforementioned for Students

  1. :  mentioned before <The aforementioned book is my favorite.>





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