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- n. What precedes or produces a particular outcome; events that have yet to occur, or are in the process of occurring.
In this new economy however, we must learn to manage the beforemath; that is, the consequences of events that have not yet occurred.
There is no completed act, no boundwork of art in which the present might find its face, there is only the retrospect, the beforemath: as Lowell put it, "my eyes have seen what my hand did."
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