AskDefine | Define foregoing

Dictionary Definition

foregoing adj : especially of writing or speech; going before [syn: foregoing(a)]

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English

Pronunciation

  • a UK /ˌfɔː(ɹ)ˈgəʊ.ɪŋ/, /%fO:(r)"g@U.IN/
  • Rhymes with: -əʊɪŋ

Adjective

  1. Occuring before or in front of something else, in time, place, rank or sequence.
    • 1748. David Hume. Enquiry concerning Human Understanding. Section 3. § 14.
      we may conclude, from the foregoing reasonings, that, as certain unity is requisite in all productions, it cannot be wanting in history more than in any other;

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Translations

occuring before or in front of something else
  • Dutch: voorafgaand, voorafgaande
  • Finnish: edeltävä
  • Norwegian: foregående, forrige
  • Portuguese: precedente

Verb

foregoing
  1. present participle of forego

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