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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

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]
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Overall, teachers accurately recorded 64.5% of antecedents and consequences, and correctly captured all of the relevant antecedents and consequences for 27% of the instances of problem behavior.
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We get comfortable and declare a "win" too soon when all we've really done is introduce the antecedents. When you make changes which impact your customers or employees, you must take adequate time to understand the implications and plan for them.
Like subjects and verbs, pronouns and their antecedents must agree.
The authors screened more than 1,300 children to identify 33 willing participants exhibiting all three antecedents of schizophrenia: a speech and/or motor delay or abnormality; a social, emotional, and/or behavioral problem; and a psychoticlike experience.
The partial goal: Studying the related variables, antecedents of organizational commitment, dimensions of organizational commitment, and the similarities and differences of different dimensions of organizational commitment in different models in search of the most efficient model for achieving the desirable improvement of organizations
We have used trapezoidal membership functions (MFs) for three antecedents and the consequence as shown in Figure 2(a), 2(b), 2(c) and 2(d).
Le president americain Barack Obama a propose avant-hier mercredi la reinstauration d'une interdiction des armes semi-automatiques et la verification systematique des antecedents de tous les acheteurs d'armes a feu pour lutter contre les multiples fusillades qui ensanglantent regulierement les Etats-Unis.