Previous - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈpriːviəs|  American pronunciation of the word previous
Brit.  |ˈpriːvɪəs|  British pronunciation of the word previous
- just preceding something else in time or order (syn: old)
the previous owner
- (used especially of persons) of the immediate past (syn: former, late)
the previous occupant of the White House
- too soon or too hasty (syn: premature)
our condemnation of him was a bit previous

Examples

She has a child from a previous marriage.

The two characters met in a previous chapter.

the previous owners of the house

I've met him before on two previous occasions.

She has two children from a previous marriage.

Do you have any previous experience of this type of work?

The lawyer told the judge that Kennedy had no previous convictions.

the previous occupant of the White House

our condemnation of him was a bit previous

During the interview, they asked about my previous jobs.

She started the meeting with a brief review of the previous meeting.

She bettered her previous performance.

Previous treatments of this topic have ignored some key issues.

She was hired to replace the previous manager.

Applicants for this job will find that previous experience is an advantage.

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