Definition of following noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    following

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈfɑloʊɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1 [usually singular] a group of supporters The band has a huge following on the West Coast.
  2. 2 the following (used with either a singular or a plural verb, depending on whether you are talking about one thing or person or several things or people) the thing or things that you will mention next; the person or people that you will mention next The following is a summary of events. The following have been chosen to take part: Megan, Christy, and Amanda.
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