a. попередній, апріорний, первісний
In such an example antecedent causes may range from role conflicts to communication problems.
The order of listing the formulas within any antecedent and within any succedent is to be immaterial in applying the rules.
To look up the antecedents of all these people, to discover their bona fides-all that takes time and endless inconvenience.
Given these extensive antecedents, I do not propose to go over the general background to this case.
When the antecedent is this, that, these or those it is usual to use 'which'.
The antecedent of the horse was a small four-toed animal.
It was an antecedent event to the Vietnam War.
I know his antecedents[personal history].
The antecedents are not too encouraging: although all the Member States have supported the Ahtisaari plan, they have still not agreed on whether to recognise Kosovo.
A full explanation of the antecedents of this project, supplemented by a progress report in the case of an ongoing project, should be provided.
a preceding occurrence or cause or event: cause
someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent): ascendent, primogenitor, ascendant, forefather, sire, progenitor, father, ancestress, forebear, relative, relation, foremother, forbear, ancestor, root
anything that precedes something similar in time: temporal relation, forerunner
preceding in time or order: anterior, preexistent, prior, prevenient, pre-existent, preceding, preexisting, anticipatory, pre-existing
the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun: referent