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