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Main Entry: 1anĚteĚcedĚent
Pronunciation: secondarystressant-schwa-primarystresssemacrond-schwant
Function: noun
1 : a noun, pronoun, phrase, or clause referred to by a pronoun <in "the house that we live in," "house" is the antecedent of "that">
2 : an event or cause coming before something
3 plural : one's ancestors or parents

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