ex ante

adjective

Definition of ex ante 

: based on assumption and prediction and being essentially subjective and estimative an ex ante plan for the budget consistency of market behavior, and therefore reasonable conformity of ex ante expectations with ex post reality, is basically determined by the social stability of the community— Werner Hochwald opposed to ex post

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History and Etymology for ex ante

ex entry 2 + ante (adverb)

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