fore·​go·​ing | \ fȯr-ˈgō-iŋ How to pronounce foregoing (audio) , -ˈgȯ(-)iŋ\

Definition of foregoing

: listed, mentioned, or occurring before the foregoing statement can be proven Let me elaborate on the foregoing paragraph.

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preceding, antecedent, foregoing, previous, prior, former, anterior mean being before. preceding usually implies being immediately before in time or in place. the preceding sentence antecedent applies to order in time and may suggest a causal relation. conditions antecedent to the revolution foregoing applies chiefly to statements. the foregoing remarks previous and prior imply existing or occurring earlier, but prior often adds an implication of greater importance. a child from a previous marriage a prior obligation former implies always a definite comparison or contrast with something that is latter. the former name of the company anterior applies to position before or ahead of usually in space, sometimes in time or order. the anterior lobe of the brain

Examples of foregoing in a Sentence

your foregoing statement contradicts your latest one for the foregoing reasons, I believe that we have no choice but to deliver a guilty verdict

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The foregoing categories include any paid-for content purchased under the AAAA/IAB Standard Terms and Conditions. Bloomberg, "Terms of Service," 8 July 2018 Counsel for the government ought be prepared to address, inter alia, (on Monday or such further time as requested by the government) the lack of basis for the foregoing issues., "Text: Federal judge’s ruling temporarily extends housing program for Hurricane Maria referees," 1 July 2018 That would include foregoing questions about payments by Trump’s personal lawyer to adult film star Stephanie Clifford. Billy House,, "Trump Demands DOJ Look Into ‘Political’ Infiltration of Campaign," 20 May 2018 Please see our Section titled Cookies, and Other User and Ad-Targeting Technologies for more information about how the foregoing Information may be collected and used. CNN, "CNN Privacy Policy," 15 May 2018 On a night when Clayton Kershaw was nigh unhittable in leading Los Angeles to a 3–1 win, Bregman supplied the foregoing qualifier by hitting a fourth-inning home run. Steven Goldman, Slate Magazine, "The Houston Astros’ players are easy to love. Their front office is not. Should we care?," 27 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of foregoing

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of foregoing was in the 15th century

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English Language Learners Definition of foregoing

formal : already mentioned


fore·​go·​ing | \ fȯr-ˈgō-iŋ How to pronounce foregoing (audio) \

Kids Definition of foregoing

: going before : already mentioned the foregoing examples

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