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EN[ˈpɹiviəs] [ˈpɹiːvɪəs]
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    Definition of previous in English Dictionary

  • NounPREpré-SUF-ious
    1. INF (Britain) An existing criminal record; short for "previous convictions".
      1. It turned out the shoplifter had a lot of previous.
  • Adjective
    1. Prior; occurring before something else, either in time or order.
      1. INF  Premature; occurring too soon.
        1. I thought that I had solved the problem, but I was a bit previous.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • If the previous request (which’s response was generated by the jsp) set a cookie on the client —Java Forums
        • This is also in keeping with the findings of previous studies utilizing non-high resolution manometry and 2D endoanal ultrasound.
        • I have recently reclad the south-west facing side of my single-storey cottage, having first removed a grapevine planted by the previous owner that had become massive and invasive.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Previous studies have focused on reductions in mutant protein as a therapeutic approach, such as intrabodies and artificial polypeptides, which target the polyQ domain [24 ].
        • Previous study showed the zic family member Zic2a was involved in the regulation of two prethalamic transcription factor dlx2a and arxa.
        • Previous reports on unilateral LR recession commonly show extremely low rates of initial overcorrection and large exodrifts after surgery suggesting that the surgical dose may be increased.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
        • Uncomparable adjectives
        • Nouns
          • Singularia tantum
            • Uncountable nouns
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        1. en previously
        2. en previousness
        3. en previously disadvantaged
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        Meaning of previous for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "previous" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a singularia tantum.
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