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previously meaning

EN[ˈpɹiːviəsli]
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  • AdverbPREpré-SUF-ly
    1. At an earlier time.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • It was previously regarded as haemangioendothelioma and was initially perceived to be low grade angiosarcoma.
        • In 2012 a better financial agreement between Catalonia and Spain was also refused, and a recentralisation of previously devolved powers began in earnest.
        • BD3 expression has been previously linked to IL-17-immunity to OPC, and this AMP also has intrinsic, direct candidacidal activity.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • Zygomycetes had not been reported from subseafloor basalt previously.
        • Sampling of the Carcinosomatoidea is increased, with ten species included for the carcinosomatid, megalograptid, and mixopterid clades in addition to the three sampled previously.

    Meaning of previously for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "previously" is an adverb, more specifically, a time adverb and an uncomparable adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adverbs
        • Time adverbs
          • Temporal location adverbs
          • Uncomparable adverbs
          • Morphemes
            • Suffixes
              • Words by suffix
                • Words suffixed with -ly
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