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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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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The aforementioned Sofia Coppola film was based on a group of eight young adults who targeted celebrities in the Calabasas, California area such as Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, and Miranda Kerr between 2008 and 2009. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "The Biggest Jewelry Heists of All Time," 4 Oct. 2016 The aforementioned heartache led him to write this total jam, so things can’t be all bad, right? Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Shawn Mendes's "If I Can't Have You" Is a Total Bop That Already Has a Music Video," 3 May 2019 This is because of those aforementioned numerous mechanisms of endometriosis pain. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "8 Ways People With Endometriosis Deal With the Pain," 24 Apr. 2019 And because her modeling career has meant hours spent alongside stylists and designers, the aforementioned comfy shoes still need to look super trend-forward. Leah Melby Clinton, Marie Claire, "The Getting-Dressed Trick That Helps Your Career," 16 Apr. 2019 Celia is the one who gives him this idea, thanks to the aforementioned night out that winds up going surprisingly well. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Laura Marano Is a New Kind of Romantic Comedy Heroine in Netflix's The Perfect Date," 12 Apr. 2019 In the aforementioned photo, Paltrow's complexion is clear, even, and glowy, with just a mild hint of Rudolph red on her nose from the assumably frigid temps. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Gwyneth Paltrow Just Posted a Makeup-Free Selfie Après Ski, and She’s Glowing," 27 Mar. 2019 Another example lies in McKinney, the site of the aforementioned pool party in 2015. P.r. Lockhart, Vox, "Living While Black and the criminalization of blackness," 1 Aug. 2018 Pratt added four floors, creating more than 50 mountain-view rooms, as well as the aforementioned spa, which houses six treatment rooms, a grotto-sized hot tub, an oxygen bar and a yoga studio and gym. Jane Larkworthy, ELLE Decor, "Snow Pine Lodge Brings a New Level of Luxury to Alta," 28 Mar. 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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