Definition of Anteriority

1. Noun. The quality of being in front or (in lower animals) toward the head.

Generic synonyms: Position, Spatial Relation
Derivative terms: Anterior
Antonyms: Posteriority

2. Noun. Preceding in time.

Definition of Anteriority

1. n. The state of being anterior or preceding in time or in situation; priority.

Definition of Anteriority

1. Noun. The state of being anterior or preceding in time or in situation; priority. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anteriority

anterior tympanic artery
anterior urethral valve
anterior urethritis
anterior uveitis
anterior vein of septum pellucidum
anterior vertebral scalloping
anterior vertebral vein
anterior vitrectomy
anterior wall of middle ear
anterior wall of stomach
anterior wall of tympanic cavity
anterior white commissure
anteriority (current term)
anterodorsal thalamic nucleus
anterofacial dysplasia
anterograde amnesia
anterograde block
anterograde conduction
anterograde memory
anterograde transport

Literary usage of Anteriority

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Six Systems of Indian Philosophy by Friedrich Max Müller (1899)
"anteriority of Vedanta or Samkhya. It must be clear from all this how useless it would be, with the limited means at our disposal, to attempt to prove the ..."

2. Course of the History of Modern Philosophy by Victor Cousin, Orlando Williams Wight (1856)
"... their relations of anteriority or of posteriority, of superiority or of inferiority, especially their harmony.—Philosophy, reflecting all the elements ..."

3. A Selection of the Geological Memoirs Contained in the Annales Des Mines by Henry Thomas De la Beche (1824)
"... place that the granitic rocks of Mont Blanc and other central summits of the Alps ought to occupy in the order of anteriority of the primitive series. ..."

4. Buddhism in Translations: Passages Selected from the Buddhist Sacred Books by Henry Clarke Warren (1900)
"... knowledge concerning the path leading to the cessation of misery, want of knowledge concerning anteriority, want of knowledge concerning posteriority, ..."

5. First Book in French by Eugène F. Maloubier, Justin Hartley Moore (1915)
"The past anterior also expresses anteriority (immediate anteriority). ... The French often express the idea of anteriority by using après followed either by ..."

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