English translation of 'पूर्ववर्ती'
1. antecedent adjective
An antecedent thing or event happened or existed before another related thing or event.[formal]
It was permissible to take account of antecedent legislation.
2. earlier adjective, adverb
Earlier means occurring at a point in time before the present or before the one you are talking about.
The president says that, despite earlier reports, he is not planning to resign.
His father died earlier this year.
3. former pronoun
When two people, things, or groups have just been mentioned, you can refer to the first of them as the former.
Grogan could continue up the White Nile or go overland. He hoped the former would be possible.
4. preceding adjective before noun
...friends I had already met during the preceding months.
5. previous adjective before noun
A previous event or thing is one that occurred before the one you are talking about.
She has a child from a previous marriage.
2. mn/purvavarti, pUrvavartI, poorvavartee, pūrvavartī/
1. precursor countable noun
A precursor of something is a similar thing that happened or existed before it.
...the European Monetary Institute, the precursor of a European central bank.
2. predecessor countable noun
The predecessor of an object or machine is the object or machine that came before it in a sequence or process of development.
The car is 40mm shorter than its predecessor.
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Translation of पूर्ववर्ती from the Collins Hindi to English Dictionary