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previously Line breaks: pre¦vi|ous¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈpriːvɪəsli/

Definition of previously in English:


At a previous or earlier time; before: museums and art galleries which had previously been open to the public they discovered a previously unknown gene
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  • He has discovered a few previously unknown stars and made them into very good players.
  • The reason these new prophecies were previously unknown is that they never made the final cut.
  • Having a previously unknown twin sister sneak into the picture would cause anyone to act up.
formerly, earlier, earlier on, before, until now/then, hitherto, once, at one time, in the past, in days gone by, in years gone by, in times gone by, in bygone days, in times past, in former times, time was when;
in advance, in readiness, ahead of time, sooner, already, beforehand
formal heretofore
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