adjective sub·se·quent \ˈsəb-si-kwənt, -sə-ˌkwent\

: happening or coming after something else

Full Definition of SUBSEQUENT

:  following in time, order, or place <subsequent events> <a subsequent clause in the treaty>
subsequent noun
sub·se·quent·ly \-ˌkwent-lē, -kwənt-\ adverb

Examples of SUBSEQUENT

  1. The rate of population growth reached a peak in 1999 and declined in subsequent years.
  2. Her work had a great influence on subsequent generations.
  3. Subsequent studies confirmed their findings.
  4. his arrest and subsequent conviction
  5. Her subsequent account of her ordeal, The Upstairs Room (1972), was a young adult tour de force, winning a Newbery Honor and other awards. Compared with Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl, it is sparer and sterner. —Leslie Garis, New York Times Book Review, 22 Feb. 2009


Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin subsequent-, subsequens, present participle of subsequi to follow close, from sub- near + sequi to follow — more at sub-, sue
First Known Use: 15th century
SUBSEQUENTLY Defined for Kids


adjective sub·se·quent \ˈsəb-si-kwənt\

Definition of SUBSEQUENT for Kids

:  following in time, order, or place <subsequent events>
sub·se·quent·ly adverb


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