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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-buhv-men-shuh nd]
    • /əˈbʌvˌmɛn ʃənd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-buhv-men-shuh nd]
    • /əˈbʌvˌmɛn ʃənd/

Definitions of abovementioned word

  • adjective abovementioned mentioned or written above: The role was sung by the abovementioned Mr. Phillips. 1
  • noun abovementioned (literary) mentioned above. 1

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Origin of abovementioned

First appearance:

before 1700
One of the 50% oldest English words
First recorded in 1700-10; above + mention + -ed2

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Parts of speech for Abovementioned


abovementioned popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 69% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

abovementioned usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for abovementioned

adj abovementioned

  • prior — preceding in time or in order; earlier or former; previous: A prior agreement prevents me from accepting this.
  • introductory — serving or used to introduce; preliminary; beginning: an introductory course; an introductory paragraph.
  • previous — coming or occurring before something else; prior: the previous owner.
  • headEdith, 1897–1981, U.S. costume designer.
  • lead — to cover, line, weight, treat, or impregnate with lead or one of its compounds.

adjective abovementioned

  • said — Security Association ID
  • above — If one thing is above another one, it is directly over it or higher than it.
  • earlier — in or during the first part of a period of time, a course of action, a series of events, etc.: early in the year.

Antonyms for abovementioned

adj abovementioned

  • later — occurring, coming, or being after the usual or proper time: late frosts; a late spring.
  • unimportant — of much or great significance or consequence: an important event in world history.
  • last — occurring, coming, or being after the usual or proper time: late frosts; a late spring.
  • after — If something happens after a particular date or event, it happens during the period of time that follows that date or event.
  • following — the act of following.

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