1. Existing or occurring before something else in time or order; prior: children by a previous marriage.
2. Informal Acting, occurring, or done too soon; premature or hasty: "I have been too previous, for which you must blame the natural impatience of a man in love" (Georgette Heyer).
[From Latin praevius, going before : prae-, pre- + via, way; see wegh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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