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EN[ˈfɒləʊɪŋ] [ˈfɑloʊɪŋ]
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  • Following is a 1998 British neo-noir drama thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan.
  • As Christopher Nolan's debut feature, it was designed to be as inexpensive as possible to make: scenes were heavily rehearsed so that just one or two takes were needed, thus economising on 16 mm film stock, the production's greatest expense,
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    Definition of following in English Dictionary

  • NounPLfollowingsSUF-ing
    1. A group of followers, attendants or admirers; an entourage.
      1. He had a loyal following.
    2. Something to be mentioned immediately later. Used with the definite article the.
      1. The following is a recommendation letter from the president.
    3. Vocation; business; profession.
    4. Adjective
      1. Coming next, either in sequence or in time.
        1. See the following section. ‎
      2. About to be specified.
        1. The following words have no definition [ …] ‎
      3. (of a wind) Blowing in the direction of travel.
        1. The following wind sped us on our way. ‎
    5. Preposition
      1. After, subsequent to.
        1. Following the meeting, we all had a chat.
    6. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • A SATU fellow, trawled redhandedly following an exchange of gunfire, was ordered executed before us upon his confession of how the SATU had planned to destroy human being in the Grey stone Compound.
        • Our results reveal important differences in the accuracy of the taxonomic identifications carried out by different ichthyoplanktologists following morphology-based methods.
        • [ 7 ] reported a postoperative mortality of 33 % as a result of bleeding and sepsis following a modified transsternal approach.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Following the synthesis of acetylcholine, acetylcholine generated in neurons is antiported by protons into secretory vesicles using vesicular acetylcholine transporter (VAChT).
        • Following the accident passengers were detrained through the rear cab
        • Following laparoscopic ileocecectomy, pathology demonstrated haemorrhage, inflammation, oedema and full thickness necrosis of the caecal wall.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
        • Uncomparable adjectives
        • Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Prepositions
          Related Links:
          1. en followings
          2. en followingly
          3. en following on
          4. en following up
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of following for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "following" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a preposition.
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