From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfollowingfol‧low‧ing1 /ˈfɒləʊɪŋ $ ˈfɑːloʊ-/ ●●● S3 W1 adjective 1 → the following afternoon/month/page/chapter etc2 → the following example/way etc3 → a following wind
Examples from the Corpusfollowing• The following day she woke up with a splitting headache.• The following editing keys are available when the single line editor is active.• The following sections expand on a few stories that seem like more fun than just a sentence or two would show.• The last two goals are the most important, and we shall consider them further in the following sections.• But if full moon occurs on a Sunday then Easter Day is the following Sunday.• The following two case studies show how the expressive form of the home extends to different types of household.• The choice of electricians or estate-agents in the elliptical clause affected the plausibility of its interpretation in the following way.• They agreed to meet the following week in the Cafe Rouge.• In the following year, the employer built a new factory principally to make equipment to meet the latest contract.followingfollowing2 ●●○ noun [countable] 1 [usually singular]SUPPORT A PERSON, GROUP, OR PLAN a group of people who support or admire someone The band has a big following in Europe.2 → the following
Examples from the Corpusfollowing• I was playing in clubs and I'd gotten a following there.• The civil rights movement attracted a large following in the northern cities.• There were those who promoted the idea much earlier, but they had a limited following.• He was hampered by his Catholic sympathies, his inadequate local following, and his lack of independent political weight at court.• In both states, O'Reilly has a loyal following among hard-line conservatives.• U-Roy, a toaster with only a modest following in Britain, was selling 100,000 copies of each release in Lagos.followingfollowing3 ●●○ preposition AFTERafter an event or as a result of it OPP before Following the president’s speech, there will be a few minutes for questions. Thousands of refugees left the country following the outbreak of civil war.
Examples from the Corpusfollowing• There will be time for questions following the lecture.