previous

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previous


Previous is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
previous

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. If something happened at a previous time, it happened before a particular time.
    Last year, we lived in Seoul, but the previous year we were in Moscow.

Preposition[change]

Preposition
previous

  1. (sometimes after the noun) You use previous to refer to a time before something else.
    The history of this site previous to the seventeenth century is unknown.
    Four years previous, he had been sick for a month.

Synonyms[change]