Bandjalang vs Prior - What's the difference?

bandjalang | prior |

As a proper noun bandjalang

is a nearly extinct aboriginal language of new south wales.

As a noun prior is

prior (high-ranking member of a monastery).


Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • A nearly extinct aboriginal language of New South Wales.
  • prior



  • Of that which comes before, in advance.
  • I had no prior knowledge you were coming.
  • former, previous
  • His prior residence was smaller than his current one.

    Usage notes

    The etymological antonym is (m) (from Latin) (compare (m)/(m) for “first/last”). This is now no longer used, however, and there is no corresponding antonym. Typically either (m) or (m) are used, but these form different pairs – (m)/(m) and (m)/(m) – and are more formal than prior . When an opposing pair is needed, these can be used, or other pairs such as (m)/(m) or (m)/(m).


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    Derived terms

    * prior to


    (en adverb)
  • (colloquial) Previously.
  • The doctor had known three months prior .


    (wikipedia prior) (en noun)
  • A high-ranking member of a monastery, usually lower in rank than an abbot.
  • * 1939 , (Raymond Chandler), The Big Sleep , Penguin 2011, p. 53:
  • ‘And a little later we get the routine report on his prints from Washington, and he's got a prior back in Indiana, attempted hold-up six years ago.’
  • (statistics) In Bayesian inference, a prior probability distribution.