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Definitions for subsequent
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. David Carter:

    We think the Fed will raise rates in December, but it will be more important how they set expectations about subsequent rate increases, if the Fed sets an expectation that subsequent rate increases will be modest and measured, we think the equity markets can rally for some time.

  2. Confucius:

    The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.

  3. Harro Ranter:

    The subsequent search covered 144,000 square miles using 48 aircraft and 8 surface vessels, but nothing was found, this was a very extensive search operation, possibly the largest area searched for a missing plane prior to the search for MH370.

  4. RJ Intindola:

    In sports, it is easier to win a championship than to remain a champion in subsequent seasons. And the same is true in life. Once you reach the top, it is more difficult to stay on top. Because, when you become the best in sports, and in life, everyone expects more from you and they want to take you down.

  5. The State:

    The United States has a responsibility to ensure that sales, transfers and subsequent use of all U.S.-origin UAS [unmanned aerial systems] are responsible and consistent with U.S. national security and foreign policy interests, including economic security, as well as with U.S. values and international standards.

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