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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While many New Yorkers are out of town visiting their relatives for the holidays, tourists from around the country and the world pour in this vacation week to see the aforementioned Christmas-centric sights. Kaitlin Menza, House Beautiful, "The Brooklyn Bridge Got Dangerously Crowded This Holiday," 30 Dec. 2018 Many were concerned that Eric was leaving NCIS: LA to focus on producing the aforementioned two new series. Megan Stein, Country Living, "‘NCIS: LA’ Star Eric Christian Olsen Responds to Online Criticism," 23 Dec. 2018 Before you @ me, hear me out: The elbow out is the arm version of the aforementioned leg strategy, providing space between your arm and your torso. Elizabeth Holmes, Marie Claire, "What Do I Do With My Hands In Photos? And Other Important Questions, Answered," 12 Dec. 2018 The Act also repeals the aforementioned Section 336, which, in many words, restricted the FAA from regulating recreational drones apart from a few reasonable rules to keep hobbyists out of trouble. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, "Are Hobby Drones Dead?," 7 Dec. 2018 The offer starts at $2,099 with a one-night stay at the hotel—still hefty, but a much better bargain than the usual aforementioned member fee, which doesn't include a hotel stay. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Access LAX's Private Terminal for Celebrities," 15 Nov. 2018 Speaking of which, according to both the aforementioned post and, there will be products for $15 or less. Kristin Corpuz, Allure, "Sephora Just Announced Its First Black Friday Deal and It’s Even Better Than We Imagined," 2 Nov. 2018 Theo, the aforementioned teen whose mother dies early on in the story during a terrorist incident at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, will be played by Ansel Elgort, seen here on-set with a cigarette in his mouth. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Nicole Kidman Is Unrecognizable on the Set of The Goldfinch," 12 Mar. 2018 There's also a lot of melodic chanting, as in the reading of the aforementioned four questions. Steve Heisler, Chicago Reader, "Humor / Other Stuff / Religion How are these seders different from all other seders?," 30 Mar. 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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