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

  • adj. Located or occurring near an end.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Positioned near an end
  • adj. Less than terminal

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Nearly terminal; situated near but not at the end.

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

  • adj. near but not precisely at an end

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