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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 an·te·ri·or /ænˈtɪriɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 an·te·ri·or /ænˈtɪrɪɚ/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 An·te·ri·or a.
 1. Before in time; antecedent.
    Antigonus, who was anterior to Polybius.   --Sir G. C. Lewis.
 2. Before, or toward the front, in place; as, the anterior part of the mouth; -- opposed to posterior.
 Note:In comparative anatomy, anterior often signifies at or toward the head, cephalic; and in human anatomy it is often used for ventral.
 Syn: -- Antecedent; previous; precedent; preceding; former; foregoing.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of or near the head end or toward the front plane of the
             body [ant: posterior]
      2: earlier in time [syn: prior(a)]
      n : a tooth situated at the front of the mouth; "his
          malocclusion was caused by malposed anteriors" [syn: front