aftercoming

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From after- +‎ coming.

NounEdit

aftercoming (plural aftercomings)

  1. A following state, sequel, consequence, or result; an aftercome.

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AdjectiveEdit

aftercoming (not comparable)

  1. Succeeding, following.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.12:
      They establish (saith he) by the reason of their judgement, that whatsoever is reported of hell, or of after-comming paines, is but a fiction [...].
    • 1718, John H Thompson, A Cloud of Witnesses:
      I set them down here, that their names may be a stink and ill-savour to aftercoming generations, as apostate from the way of God [...].
  2. (obstetrics) Specifically, of a baby's head: following the rest of the body out of the womb, rather than (as is usual) preceding it.
    • 2003, Pitkin, Peattie & Macgowan, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, p. 41:
      The most important aspect of an assisted vaginal breech delivery is careful delivery of the aftercoming head.
Last modified on 16 June 2013, at 12:15