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   An antecedent is a stimulus that cues an organism to perform a learned behavior. When an organism perceives an antecedent stimulus, it behaves in a way that maximizes reinforcing consequences and minimizes punishing consequences.

anĚteĚcedĚent

noun: a thing or event that existed before or logically precedes another.
adjective: preceding in time or order; previous or preexisting.