Type: adjective, preposition
Definitions: (adjective) If something happens prior to something else, it happens before it. (preposition) If something happens prior to something else, it happens before it.
Examples: (adjective) We learned that police had prior knowledge of the attack. (preposition) Prior to 1917 most people had lived on private farms. (preposition) In this recipe, most of the work is actually done prior to cooking.
Synonyms: prepositions: earlier, before, previous.
Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 4 E