Minutes vs Prior - What's the difference?
As a verb minutes
As a noun prior is
prior (high-ranking member of a monastery).
(uncountable) The official notes kept during a meeting.
Of that which comes before, in advance.
- I had no prior knowledge you were coming.
- His prior residence was smaller than his current one.
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).
* See also
* prior to
- The doctor had known three months prior .
A high-ranking member of a monastery, usually lower in rank than an abbot.
* 1939 , (Raymond Chandler), The Big Sleep , Penguin 2011, p. 53:
(statistics) In Bayesian inference, a prior probability distribution.
- ‘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.’