afore·​men·​tioned | \ ə-ˈfȯr-ˈmen(t)-shənd How to pronounce aforementioned (audio) , ˈa-ˌfȯr-ˌmen-, ˈa-ˌfər- \

Definition of aforementioned

: mentioned previously

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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 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 The aforementioned book is the author's most famous work. with the aforementioned reservation, I would recommend the play for serious-minded theatergoers
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Recent Examples on the Web It’s also used by troll armies and bots to attack other targets, like the aforementioned Musk. David Rovella,, "Your Evening Briefing," 12 May 2020 The attention to detail here is remarkable, from the aforementioned orange stitching to the subtle carbon-fiber trim around the instrument display to the graceful dash lines that seamlessly cups the tablet screen. cleveland, "Affordable Nissan Sentra makes your pulse accelerate, until you hit the gas pedal (review)," 9 May 2020 The aforementioned details about the break-ins came in the second 911 call, wherein the operator asked what Arbery had done wrong. CNN, "Ahmaud Arbery was killed doing what he loved, and a south Georgia community demands justice," 7 May 2020 There also remains the possibility that 2021 point guard Khristian Lander reclassifies and arrives in Bloomington with the aforementioned trio. Jon Blau, Indianapolis Star, "IU basketball: Damezi Anderson enters transfer portal," 23 Apr. 2020 Along with the aforementioned Buckner -- who rarely comes off the field -- the Colts also have Grover Stewart, Denico Autry, Sheldon Day and Tyquan Lewis slated to gobble up snaps on the defensive front. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Colts boost defensive line with Penn State DT Robert Windsor," 25 Apr. 2020 The spice profile on each sandwich will vary: The namesake version is coated in Flamin’ Hot Cheetos dust, for example, while other sandwiches get an additional kick from Calabrian chile, Sichuan peppercorns and the aforementioned taco seasoning. Janelle Bitker,, "Square Pie Guys unveils virtual restaurant for hot chicken sandwiches," 23 Apr. 2020 This may be because of their aforementioned contracts OR they actually are broken up. Bianca Rodriguez, Marie Claire, "Are Harry and Francesca From Netflix's 'Too Hot To Handle' Still Together?," 23 Apr. 2020 Julia Taylor Kennedy is executive vice president at the Center for Talent Innovation and co-lead researcher on the aforementioned study. Fortune, "Steps companies can take to make the workplace better for black employees," 24 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of aforementioned

1539, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aforementioned

afore + mentioned, past participle of mention entry 2

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The first known use of aforementioned was in 1539

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20 May 2020

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“Aforementioned.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of aforementioned

formal : mentioned before : spoken about or named earlier


afore·​men·​tioned | \ ə-ˈfȯr-ˌmen-chənd How to pronounce aforementioned (audio) \

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: mentioned before The aforementioned book is my favorite.

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