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previously meaning

EN[ˈpɹiːviəsli]
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    Definition of previously in English Dictionary

  • AdverbPREpré-SUF-ly
    1. At an earlier time.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • In 2012 a better financial agreement between Catalonia and Spain was also refused, and a recentralisation of previously devolved powers began in earnest.
        • We have previously characterized a family 11 xylanase, Xyn11A-LC from alkalophilic Bacillus sp.
        • A new anticancer ligustrazine derivative, 3β-hydroxyolea-12-en-28-oic acid-3,5,6-trimethylpyrazin-2-methylester (T-OA, C 38 H 58 O 3 N 2), was previously reported.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • Sampling of the Carcinosomatoidea is increased, with ten species included for the carcinosomatid, megalograptid, and mixopterid clades in addition to the three sampled previously.
        • Zygomycetes had not been reported from subseafloor basalt previously.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adverbs
        • Time adverbs
          • Temporal location adverbs
          • Uncomparable adverbs
          • Morphemes
            • Suffixes
              • Words by suffix
                • Words suffixed with -ly
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          1. en previously disadvantaged
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          Meaning of previously for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "previously" is an adverb, more specifically, a time adverb and an uncomparable adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
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