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previous

Pronunciation: /ˈpriːviəs/

Translation of previous in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (earlier) (before noun/delante del nombre) [occasion/attempt/page] anterior; [experience/knowledge] previo on the previous day el día anterior, la víspera I had a previous engagement ya tenía un compromiso, tenía un compromiso previo
    Example sentences
    • It follows a previous interim order which was made out for two months in April.
    • The starting grids are based on a reversal of the finishing order of the previous race.
    • It is the point of order I referred to during your ruling on the previous point of order.
    1.2 (hasty) [colloquial/familiar] (predicative/predicativo) to be previous precipitarse 1.3previous to (as preposition/como preposición) anterior a the period just previous to the coup el período inmediatamente anterior al golpe previous to this anteriormente

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