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

Definition of aforementioned

: mentioned previously

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Synonyms for aforementioned


aforesaid, foregoing, forenamed, said

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Examples of aforementioned in a Sentence

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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Today, en route to the Women Empower lunch in New York City, the model-actress stepped out in the peculiar—but chic!—pant by the aforementioned label Khaite. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Emily Ratajkowski Is Really Bringing Back Pedal Pushers," 9 July 2019 One of which is the aforementioned Nathan Hale Park detention basin. John Benson,, "Flooded Parma Heights residents and Brooklyn shoppers experience 500-year storm," 9 July 2019 The only new addition is the aforementioned True Tone. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Apple updates entry-level MacBook Air and Pro, discontinues MacBook," 9 July 2019 The 1984 fantasy film, about a boy reading a fairy tale involving the aforementioned luckdragon, has garnered cult status over the years and features a delightfully synthy theme song by Giorgio Moroder. Tim Stack,, "The NeverEnding Story moment in Stranger Things 3 almost didn't happen," 9 July 2019 That’s currently being demonstrated vis-à-vis the aforementioned law granting access to police misconduct records. Dan Walters, The Mercury News, "Walters: California agencies often stall on public records access," 8 July 2019 In addition to the aforementioned roadside charging stations (just download an app and enter your credit card info), charging is available at many hotels and inns throughout the country and even at some AirBnBs. Brett Berk, WIRED, "Norway Invites You to Explore Its Electric Vehicle Paradise," 6 July 2019 This week, designers Nicholas Obeid and Amanza Smith—from New York and LA, respectively—will be tasked with striking the aforementioned balance of modern and laid-back, creating rooms that embody the classic West Coast style. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Meet Nicholas Obeid, The Winner of Bravo's Best Room Wins Season Finale," 4 July 2019 Known throughout his breakout minor league season for pitchability and control, Urquidy failed to harness the aforementioned aggression in an abbreviated outing. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros' Jose Urquidy makes most of major league pitching debut," 3 July 2019

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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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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) \

Kids Definition of aforementioned

: mentioned before The aforementioned book is my favorite.

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