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following

  

      adj  
1   
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  
      n  
3    a group of supporters or enthusiasts  
he attracted a large following wherever he played     
      prep  
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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following

  
1   
      adj   coming, consequent, consequential, ensuing, later, next, specified, subsequent, succeeding, successive  
2   
      n   audience, circle, clientele, coterie, entourage, fans, patronage, public, retinue, suite, support, supporters, train  

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n.
blend of 'British' (or Britain) and 'exit', term (initially) designating the potential departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union and since approved following a referendum on june 2016
Ex: following the general referendum on june 2016, the "leave" side in favour of Brexit won with 51.9% of the vote against 48.1% for the "remain" side.
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