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Definition of following noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    following

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈfɒləʊɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɑːloʊɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1  [usually singular] a group of supporters The band has a huge following in Italy.
  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: Watts, Hodges and Lennox.
  3. Extra examples They enjoy a cult following in Japan. Top Burgundies attract a fanatical following among wine buffs. Top of the range Scotches attract a fanatical following among whisky buffs.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: following