Definition of before and after in English:

before and after

adjective

  • Attributive Designating or relating to a pair of contrasting images illustrating a salutary or beneficial change.

Pronunciation

before and after

/bɪˈfɔːr (ə)n(d) ˈɑːftə/ /bɪˈfɔːr (ə)n(d) ˈaftə/

noun

  • A visual representation of successive states; specifically a pair of contrasting images illustrating a salutary or beneficial change.

Pronunciation

before and after

/bɪˈfɔːr (ə)n(d) ˈɑːftə/ /bɪˈfɔːr (ə)n(d) ˈaftə/

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The British Medical Journal. From before + and + after.