Definition of then adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ðen//
; NAmE NAmE//ðen//
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[only before noun] used to describe somebody who had a particular title, job, etc. at the time in the past that is being discussed That decision was taken by the then president. Word OriginOld English thænne, thanne, thonne, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch dan and German dann, also to that and the.
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