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prevenient

[pri-veen-yuh nt] /prɪˈvin yənt/
adjective
1.
coming before; antecedent.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Latin praevenient- (stem of praeveniēns) coming before, present participle of praevenīre to anticipate. See pre-, convenient
Related forms
prevenance
[prev-uh-nuh ns] /ˈprɛv ə nəns/ (Show IPA),
prevenience
[pri-veen-yuh ns] /prɪˈvin yəns/ (Show IPA),
noun
preveniently, adverb
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prevenient

/prɪˈviːnɪənt/
adjective
1.
coming before; anticipating or preceding
Derived Forms
preveniently, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin praevenīre to precede, prevent
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Word Origin and History for prevenient
adj.

1650s, from Latin praevenientem (nominative praeveniens), present participle of praevenire, from prae- (see pre-) + venire "to come" (see venue).

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