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prior to

preposition

Definition of prior to

  1. :  in advance of :  before



Usage Discussion of prior to

Sometimes termed pompous or affected, prior to is a synonym of before that most often appears in rather formal contexts, such as the annual reports of corporations. It may occasionally emphasize the notion of anticipation <page makeup decisions are verified and approved prior to typesetting — Publishers Weekly>.

Examples of prior to in a sentence

  1. <make sure all revisions are approved by the author prior to publication>



1706

First Known Use of prior to

1706



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