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penultimate

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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] paenultimus, from paene (almost) + ultimus (last).

Pronunciation

Adjective

penultimate (not comparable)

Positive
penultimate

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Coming next-to-last in a sequence.
    In a sequence of events, the penultimate event is the one that precedes the final event.
  2. (linguistics) Of or pertaining to a penult

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Noun

Singular
penultimate

Plural
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  1. A next-to-last thing

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