afore·​men·​tioned | \ə-ˈfȯr-ˈmen(t)-shənd \

Definition of aforementioned 

: mentioned previously

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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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Though not explicitly covered in the aforementioned study, the fact that men are predisposed to want to procreate as much as possible might be a part of this. Mallory Schlossberg, Redbook, "Surprise: Men Really Do Fall in Love Faster Than Women," 20 Feb. 2017 Anyone with information regarding this individual or the aforementioned incidents is asked to contact Second District detectives at 504-658-6020 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP. Hanna Krueger,, "NOPD searches for man who robbed Boost Mobile store and damaged Subway restaurant," 9 May 2018 The aforementioned clarified definition of Alzheimer's dementia will certainly help science to settle that debate. Cincinnati Enquirer,, "3 promising new developments in Alzheimer’s and dementia research," 5 June 2018 In my humble opinion, Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine have higher ceilings than the aforementioned players. K.c. Johnson,, "Bulls Q&A: Is Wendell Carter Jr. the right pick? Will Zach LaVine be re-signed?," 27 June 2018 Though the denial skills of all of the aforementioned are stellar, the wedding dress could very well wind up being a creation from any one of them. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Meghan Markle Royal Wedding Dress: All the Predictions," 19 May 2018 The Mirror are reporting that the Ivorian was detained by north London police, with law enforcement having claimed that a man was arrested for the aforementioned., "Arson-al: Ex-Gunners Defender Arrested in London on Suspicion of Arson," 8 July 2018 These warnings are especially pertinent for the aforementioned at-risk groups. Jordan Cutler-tietjen, sacbee, "As County Fire rages, what's the risk from breathing? Here's air quality info for the region," 2 July 2018 In two pictures from his aforementioned (iced) coffee run (also published above and below), Affleck is seen scratching his tattoo/back. Lisa Ryan, The Cut, "Ben Affleck Keeps Scratching His Phoenix Back Tattoo," 27 June 2018

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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

: mentioned before : spoken about or named earlier


afore·​men·​tioned | \ə-ˈfȯr-ˌmen-chənd \

Kids Definition of aforementioned

: mentioned before The aforementioned book is my favorite.

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something that serves to warn or remind

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