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antecedents

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1 someone or something responsible for a result
  • what are the antecedents of the American Revolutionary War?

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2 something belonging to an earlier time from which something else was later developed
  • the typewriter is the antecedent of the computer keyboard

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“Antecedents.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/antecedents. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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