the following

Definition of the following

  1. :  the following one or ones —used to introduce a list, a quotation, etc. The finalists are the following: Mary, James, and George. The following are the times of departing trains: 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 8 p.m.

Word by Word Definitions

followingplay
  1. :  being next in order or time

    :  listed or shown next

  1. :  a group of followers, adherents, or partisans

  1. :  subsequent to


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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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