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

 pre·vi·ous /ˈpriviəs/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·vi·ous a.  Going before in time; being or happening before something else; antecedent; prior; as, previous arrangements; a previous illness.
 The dull sound . . . previous to the storm,
 Rolls o'er the muttering earth.   --Thomson.
 Previous question. Parliamentary Practice See under Question, and compare Closure.
 Previous to, before; -- often used adverbially for previously. Previous to publication.” --M. Arnold.  “A policy . . . his friends had advised previous to 1710.” --J. H. Newman.
 Syn: -- Antecedent; preceding; anterior; prior; foregoing; former.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: (used especially of persons) of the immediate past; "the
             former president"; "our late President is still very
             active"; "the previous occupant of the White House"
             [syn: former(a), late(a), previous(a)]
      2: too soon or too hasty; "our condemnation of him was a bit
         previous"; "a premature judgment" [syn: previous(p), premature]
      3: just preceding something else in time or order; "the
         previous owner"; "my old house was larger" [syn: previous(a),