a prenominal about to be mentioned, specified, etc.
the following items
b (as n)
will the following please raise their hands?
2 (of winds, currents, etc.) moving in the same direction as the course of a vessel
3 a group of supporters or enthusiasts
he attracted a large following wherever he played
4 as a result of
he was arrested following a tip-off
The use of following to mean as a result of is very common in journalism, but should be avoided in other kinds of writing
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adj coming, consequent, consequential, ensuing, later, next, specified, subsequent, succeeding, successive
n audience, circle, clientele, coterie, entourage, fans, patronage, public, retinue, suite, support, supporters, train
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