Definition of following in English:


Syllabification: fol·low·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈfälō-iNG


  • Coming after or as a result of: police are hunting for two men following a spate of robberies in the area
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    • A teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the latest spate of shootings in Sheffield.
    • People are asked to be extra vigilant following a spate of serious burglaries and thefts all over the county.
    • Stow bank users should be on their guard following a spate of card cloning incidents at an ATM machine in the town.


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  • 2 (the following) [treated as singular or plural] What follows or comes next: the following are both grammatically correct sentences
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    • Another thing that came out of the discussion was the following: why bother blogging in the first place?
    • The problems experienced by or with each item of Cold End Equipment included the following.
    • Following is a summary of state legislative issues addressed by AORN in 2004.


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  • 1Next in time: the following day there was a ceremony in St. Peter’s Square
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    • The following season also brought success as Corinthians won the league in addition to best defence award.
    • So on one hand they demand loyalty, but on the other hand they also want their team to be successful in the following season.
    • Her second marathon in Paris the following year was more successful.
  • 1.1About to be mentioned: you are required to provide us with the following information
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    • In the hope that education might be the answer, I offer the following information.
    • The prior notice must be submitted electronically and contain the following information.
    • The following information is general in nature and should not be taken as personal professional advice.
    below, further on; these
    formal hereunder, hereinafter
  • 2(Of a wind or sea) blowing or moving in the same direction as the course of a vehicle or vessel.
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    • With a following wind, a pilot could easily find his airspeed dropping below stalling speed.
    • Later on a following wind caused some adrenaline shoves at the start.
    • The high quality event took place in following winds that propelled most of the finalists to big jumps.

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Pronunciation: grəʊˈtɛskəri
grotesque quality or grotesque things collectively