Definition of previously in English:

previously

Line breaks: pre¦vi|ous¦ly

adverb

  • 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.
    Synonyms
    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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