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antecedent

 [an″te-se´dent]
a precursor.
plasma thromboplastin antecedent (PTA) factor XI, one of the coagulation factors.

an·te·ced·ent

(an'te-sē'dent),
A precursor.
[L. antecedo, to go before]

antecedent

/an·te·ce·dent/ (an″tĭ-se´dent) a precursor.
plasma thromboplastin antecedent  (PTA) coagulation factor XI.

antecedent

[an′ti·sē′dənt]
Etymology: L, antecedentem
a thing or period that precedes others in time or order.

antecedent

adjective Existing or occurring before, which may be linked to subsequent events. See Preexisting.

an·te·ced·ent

(an'tĕ-sē'dĕnt)
A precursor.
[L. antecedo, to go before]

an·te·ced·ent

(an'tĕ-sē'dĕnt)
A precursor.
[L. antecedo, to go before]

antecedent

a precursor.

plasma thromboplastin antecedent
PTA; clotting factor XI. See plasma thromboplastin antecedent.
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And the reason is simple: If there's an explosion, something antecedently existed that exploded.
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One can be unconscious of there being a hornet in the room in the sense of being entirely without awareness of any shapes or sounds of a flying insect in the room (even though there is one) or aware of a hornet-like sound but ignoring it (to find out later that it comes from a hornet), or be antecedently aware of there being an actual hornet in the room but presently ignoring or suppressing awareness of its presence (say, for the purposes of concentrating on the task at hand).
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If the book has a central weakness, however, it is precisely this: it is unlikely to persuade anyone not antecedently committed to Marx's theory of history and, in the end, unfortunately, Meiksins Wood makes very little effort to acknowledge, let alone address, the many powerful objections to that theory.
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s]ome judicial decisions may be like this, but it is surely evident that for the most part decisions, like the chess-player's moves, are reached either by genuine effort to conform to rules consciously taken as guiding standards of decision or, if intuitively reached, are justified by rules which the judge was antecedently disposed to observe and whose relevance to the case in hand would generally be acknowledged.
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