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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.


From before +‎ math (“a mowing”), by analogy with aftermath. (Wiktionary)


  • In this new economy however, we must learn to manage the beforemath; that is, the consequences of events that have not yet occurred.

    Navigating the Winds of Change

  • 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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