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a that immediately precedes another:
Three is the antenumber of four.


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  • Antenuptial

    before marriage. Historical Examples antenuptial, an-te-nupsh′al, adj. before nuptials or marriage. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various The first question that arises is as to the condition of this contract under evidence—this antenuptial contract. The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 10 (of 12) Robert G. Ingersoll That leaves us without […]

  • Antenuptial agreement

    . Law. a contract between two people who are about to marry regarding their respective property and support rights upon termination of the marriage by divorce or death, and sometimes regarding property rights during the marriage. noun a contract made between a man and woman before they marry, agreeing on the distribution of their assets […]

  • Anteorbital

    situated in front of the eye. Historical Examples anteorbital, an-te-or′bit-al, adj. situated in front of the eyes. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various Anteriorly it does not form part of the margin of the anteorbital notch. The Beaked Whales of the Family Ziphidae Frederick True The distance from the anteorbital notch […]

  • Antepenult

    the third syllable from the end in a word, as te in antepenult. Historical Examples For purposes of assonance little use is made of words accented on a syllable preceding the antepenult. Legends, Tales and Poems Gustavo Adolfo Becquer Words ending in ous have the accents on the antepenult, as uxrious, volptuous. A Grammar of […]

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