adjective fore·go·ing \-ˈgō-iŋ, -ˈg(-)iŋ\

: already mentioned

Full Definition of FOREGOING

:  listed, mentioned, or occurring before <the foregoing statement can be proven>

Examples of FOREGOING

  1. <your foregoing statement contradicts your latest one>
  2. <for the foregoing reasons, I believe that we have no choice but to deliver a guilty verdict>

First Known Use of FOREGOING

15th century

Synonym Discussion of FOREGOING

preceding, antecedent, foregoing, previous, prior, former, anterior mean being before. preceding usually implies being immediately before in time or in place <the preceding sentence>. antecedent applies to order in time and may suggest a causal relation <conditions antecedent to the revolution>. foregoing applies chiefly to statements <the foregoing remarks>. previous and prior imply existing or occurring earlier, but prior often adds an implication of greater importance <a child from a previous marriage> <a prior obligation>. former implies always a definite comparison or contrast with something that is latter <the former name of the company>. anterior applies to position before or ahead of usually in space, sometimes in time or order <the anterior lobe of the brain>.
FOREGOING Defined for Kids


adjective fore·go·ing \fr-ˈgō-iŋ\

Definition of FOREGOING for Kids

:  going before :  already mentioned <the foregoing examples>


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