Definition of subsequent in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsəbsəkwənt/


1Coming after something in time; following: the theory was developed subsequent to the earthquake of 1906
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  • Had they existed at any time subsequent to their split in 1983, they would have been big.
  • The theft of the items could have been subsequent to the murder and not the reason for it, for example.
  • Mr Milford's conviction has subsequent to the hearing been quashed and a retrial ordered.
following, ensuing, succeeding, later, future, coming, to come, next
following, after, at the close/end of
1.1 Geology (Of a stream or valley) having a direction or character determined by the resistance to erosion of the underlying rock, and typically following the strike of the strata.
Example sentences
  • Erosion and subsequent overcompaction were taken into account in the calculation.
  • Then, the rock was buried underneath subsequent rock and was subjected to high pressures and temperatures, causing the rock to recrystallize.


Late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin subsequent- 'following after' (from the verb subsequi).

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Syllabification: sub·se·quent

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