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ˈsʌb sɪ kwəntsub·se·quent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. subsequentadjective

    following in time or order

    "subsequent developments"


  1. subsequentadjective

    Following in time; coming or being after something else at any time, indefinitely.

    Growth was dampened by a softening of the global economy in 2001, but picked up in the subsequent years due to strong growth in China.

  2. subsequentadjective

    Following in order of place; succeeding.

  3. Etymology: subsequens, -entis, present participle of subsequi to follow, succeed.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. SUBSEQUENTadjective

    Following in train; not preceding.

    Etymology: subsequent, Fr. subsequens, Latin.

    In such indexes, although small pricks
    To their subsequent volumes, there is seen
    The baby figure of the giant mass
    Of things to come, at large. William Shakespeare, Troil. and Cressida.

    The subsequent words come on before the precedent vanish. Francis Bacon.

    Why does each consenting sign
    With prudent harmony combine
    In turns to move, and subsequent appear
    To gird the globe and regulate the year? Matthew Prior.

    This article is introduced as subsequent to the treaty of Munster, made about 1648, when England was in the utmost confusion. Jonathan Swift.


  1. subsequent

    Subsequent refers to something that happens or comes after something else in time, order, or sequence; following or succeeding.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subsequentadjective

    following in time; coming or being after something else at any time, indefinitely; as, subsequent events; subsequent ages or years; a period long subsequent to the foundation of Rome

  2. Subsequentadjective

    following in order of place; succeeding; as, a subsequent clause in a treaty

  3. Etymology: [L. subsequens, -entis, p. pr. of subsequi to follow, succeed: cf. F. subsquent. See Sue to follow.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Subsequent

    sub′sē-kwent, adj. following or coming after.—ns. Sub′sequence, Sub′sequency, state of being subsequent.—adv. Sub′sequently. [L. subsequens, -entis, pr.p. of subsequisub, under, after, sequi, to follow.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Subsequent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2311

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Subsequent' in Adjectives Frequency: #316

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Subsequent in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Subsequent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Subsequent in a Sentence

  1. Brock Silvers:

    The political calculus driving China's US-listed tech firms to seek secondary listings was originally Beijing's desire to bring those companies under its bureaucratic control, but it has evolved in light of the trade war and subsequent de-coupling.

  2. National Cancer Institute:

    However, results from subsequent carcinogenicity studies (studies that examine whether a substance can cause cancer) of these sweeteners have not provided clear evidence of an association with cancer in humans. Similarly, studies of other FDA-approved sweeteners have not demonstrated clear evidence of an association with cancer in humans.

  3. Naomi Allen:

    Although we can not be certain how this relates to immunity, the results suggest that people may be protected against subsequent infection for at least six months following natural infection, more prolonged follow-up will allow us to determine how long such protection is likely to last.

  4. Read MoreAfter:

    We'd had family photos taken in the fall of 2013, before Bruce had even turned 1; fast forward through a 5-month deployment, subsequent separation and divorce by the spring of 2015, and I realized we hadn't had formal photos taken other than cell phone photos, i booked a session for Bruce and I, and sent a message to Adam asking if he wanted to come along, so he could get photos with Bruce as well. He agreed it was a great idea and at least a family photo together seemed like a natural decision.

  5. Susan Klugman:

    These tests take time to result. The timing is crucial, what often happens is : A child is born, a diagnosis is made, and then a couple is worried about that diagnosis for their subsequent pregnancies.

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