Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Following in time or order; succeeding.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Following in time; coming or being after something else at any time, indefinitely.
  • adj. Following in order of place; succeeding.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Following in time; coming or being after something else at any time, indefinitely.
  • adj. Following in order of place; succeeding.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Following in time; happening or existing at any later time, indefinitely: as, subsequent events; subsequent ages.
  • Following in the order of place or succession; succeeding: as, a subsequent clause in a treaty.
  • Following as a consequence: as, a subsequent illness after exposure.
  • In physical geography developed by headward erosion along a belt of weak strata: noting streams and their valleys that have been so developed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. following in time or order

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old French, from Latin subsequēns, subsequent-, present participle of subsequī, to follow close after : sub-, close after; see sub- + sequī, to follow; see sekw-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin subsequens, -entis, present participle of subsequi to follow, succeed. (Wiktionary)

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