Subsequently means "afterward": You might be bummed if you bought a book for a friend and subsequently discovered that she'd already read it.

Subsequently derives from a Latin verb meaning "to follow." We use subsequently to describe something in time that follows something else. You ran off to Mexico with your boyfriend but subsequently discovered he was interested only in your sports car. Thousands of people showed up for the rock concert and the town subsequently changed its laws to prevent such large gatherings.

Definitions of subsequently

adv happening at a time subsequent to a reference time

“he apologized subsequently
after, afterward, afterwards, later, later on

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