afore·​men·​tioned ə-ˈfȯr-ˈmen(t)-shənd How to pronounce aforementioned (audio)
: mentioned previously

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 movie for hardcore sci-fi fans
Recent Examples on the Web To accommodate high summer-season traffic, Highland Base also offers seven of the aforementioned A-frame cabins, plus the property’s original building from 1937, which can accommodate groups of up to 15, and a 60-vehicle campsite for more spartan-minded travelers. Josh Condon, Robb Report, 9 Sep. 2023 The former would almost certainly lead to a legal challenge by Trump and his campaign; the latter is already facing the aforementioned legal challenge in Colorado. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 8 Sep. 2023 The event’s airport, the hub for those aforementioned private jets, was closed. Katie Bain, Billboard, 8 Sep. 2023 Brands like Adidas, Under Armour, and the aforementioned Asics already have Prime Day sales underway. Sara Coughlin, SELF, 7 Sep. 2023 Guru Hargobind is the aforementioned spiritual master from the 17th century. Michael Gehlken, Dallas News, 7 Sep. 2023 None other than the aforementioned Loulou Studio sweater. Laura Jackson, Vogue, 7 Sep. 2023 Alabama Crimson Tide When the aforementioned southern powerhouse schools are considered, the first one that probably comes to mind is the University of Alabama. Justin Klawans, The Week, 6 Sep. 2023 Among the aforementioned players, all but Agholor and Andrews have missed significant time because of injuries. Brian Wacker, Baltimore Sun, 29 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History


afore + mentioned, past participle of mention entry 2

First Known Use

1539, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aforementioned was in 1539

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“Aforementioned.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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afore·​men·​tioned -ˌmen-chənd How to pronounce aforementioned (audio)
: mentioned before

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