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 Mix that in with the aforementioned lack of usual pre-draft components and the challenge to hit on every pick becomes even harder than usual. Bob Mcmanaman, The Arizona Republic, "Steve Keim: Arizona Cardinals will be 'aggressive' during next week's unusual NFL draft," 22 Apr. 2021 This year, multiple women are nominated for best director (and one is likely to win); multiple non-white directors are nominated in the same category (and one — the aforementioned woman director — is again likely to win). K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone, "Oscars 2021 Predictions: Who Should Win, and Who Will Win Trophies on Sunday," 22 Apr. 2021 After more than 15 years developing software, Dragon needed more capital and accepted an all-stock merger offer from the aforementioned L&H. Daniel Tenreiro, National Review, "Microsoft’s Acquisition of Nuance Communications: A Second Go at Language Processing," 13 Apr. 2021 Neither is iron-man left back Chase Gasper, who’ll be rested along with the aforementioned three while newcomer Bakaye Dibassy gets his first MLS start in Gasper’s spot. Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune, "Minnesota United shake up lineup again, tonight in Kansas City," 13 Sep. 2020 Gareth Edwards’s aforementioned Godzilla reboot featured more shots of its actors gaping up at the sky than of Godzilla himself, to the dismay of some viewers. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, "The Awesome Emptiness of Godzilla vs. Kong," 31 Mar. 2021 Ellington would be a strong addition for the aforementioned teams looking for shooting, especially Denver and Milwaukee. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, "LaMarcus Aldridge, Andre Drummond highlight NBA's top buyout candidates," 26 Mar. 2021 Georgia ceremonially burns photos in the fireplace (with the aforementioned WD-40 and lighter combo), while Ginny calls her dad for comfort. Jean Bentley,, "R29 Recaps: Every Episode From Ginny & Georgia Season 1," 3 Mar. 2021 Additionally, some of the Nuggets’ most formidable opponents are clustered into the closing segment of the schedule, including the three aforementioned top teams in the West along with an Eastern Conference title contender in the Brooklyn Nets. Joel Rush, Forbes, "Breaking Down The Denver Nuggets’ Remaining Regular-Season Schedule," 28 Feb. 2021

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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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25 Apr 2021

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“Aforementioned.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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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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