Definition of subsequent in English:



  • 1Coming after something in time; following:

    ‘the theory was developed subsequent to the earthquake of 1906’
    • ‘This comes subsequent to Ganguly appointing two lawyers to handle his appeal.’
    • ‘They would also remain unbeaten in the subsequent league encounters with Bara.’
    • ‘It did not follow that every subsequent implementation had to be by means of primary legislation.’
    • ‘The car park is a very important part of that effort and is vital to its subsequent success.’
    • ‘Does a posthumous child have some subsequent claim over the estate of its dead father?’
    • ‘It opens in the same period and follows their subsequent changes in fortune.’
    • ‘The people will know the areas that will not be affected by flooding in subsequent years.’
    • ‘The impact of the mass arrests was evident in the climate of fear at subsequent actions.’
    • ‘That which should have happened at or subsequent to conversion has never happened.’
    • ‘The publishers retain the courage to chalk out a new path in subsequent editions as well.’
    • ‘Mr Milford's conviction has subsequent to the hearing been quashed and a retrial ordered.’
    • ‘However, doubt has since been thrown on this decision and it is unlikely to be followed in a subsequent case.’
    • ‘That case concerned the imposition of a condition subsequent to the grant of a licence.’
    • ‘It is noted that there was an episode of enuresis subsequent to this report.’
    • ‘Privacy and sensitive support for parents and family with subsequent follow up are essential.’
    • ‘The theft of the items could have been subsequent to the murder and not the reason for it, for example.’
    • ‘He was surprised and impressed by his former band leader's subsequent success.’
    • ‘Police would like to hear from anyone with any information on the theft of the vehicle or the subsequent crash.’
    • ‘What followed, as the subsequent murder trial heard, was a short period of chaos.’
    • ‘Had they existed at any time subsequent to their split in 1983, they would have been big.’
    following, after, in the wake of, at the close of, at the end of, later than
    posterior to
    following, ensuing, succeeding, successive, later, future, coming, upcoming, to come, next
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    1. 1.1Geology (of a stream or valley) having a direction or character determined by the resistance to erosion of the underlying rock, and typically following the strike of the strata.
      • ‘Erosion and subsequent overcompaction were taken into account in the calculation.’
      • ‘Then, the rock was buried underneath subsequent rock and was subjected to high pressures and temperatures, causing the rock to recrystallize.’


Late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin subsequent- following after (from the verb subsequi).