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When I was making a PowerPoint presentation I was directing the reader to the slide after the next one when I realised it sounded incredibly clunky and if there was a specific word for that concept, in the vein of penultimate. This could also be used for items in a list. Example sentence:

To discover how I coded this program please consult the _______ slide.

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    ... the next-but-one slide (or next slide but one) – Edwin Ashworth Nov 24 '15 at 16:34
  • @EdwinAshworth I would prefer a single word answer (not hypenated) if one exists, but thanks for the suggestion. – user116295 Nov 24 '15 at 16:36
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    the post next slide ? – Graffito Nov 24 '15 at 17:17
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    Interesting question. +1 Until you or someone comes up with that word maybe you could just rearrange the order of the slides so that "next" would work. – Papa Poule Nov 24 '15 at 17:22
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    How about the afternext slide? – aslum May 17 '16 at 20:08
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On a different forum someone offered "Postproximate" in response to a similar request. The word doesn't exist right now, but hey, you never know, it might catch on.

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  • I think it's quite likely there will be a word for this instance, given that there is even a word for the third to last in a sequence and this is definitely a more common scenario. – user116295 Nov 24 '15 at 16:46
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    Judging by the downvote, yeah, there will be one. Reactionaries resisting change is always a good sign. – Ricky Nov 24 '15 at 17:05
  • Wasn't my downvote – user116295 Nov 24 '15 at 17:09
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    @JackGraveney: I know. – Ricky Nov 24 '15 at 17:13
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"Subsequent" means "to follow" and is commonly used in cases like your example:

"To discover how I coded this program please consult the subsequent slide."

Definition and origin from MW-O:

"following in time, order, or place"

  • subsequent events
  • a subsequent clause in the treaty

Origin of SUBSEQUENT

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin subsequent-, subsequens, present participle of subsequi to follow close, from sub- near + sequi to follow — more at sub-, sue First Known Use: 15th century

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    Subsequent is good for describing any following item/slide but does not directly refer to the item after the next and I would prefer a specific term for this. – user116295 Nov 24 '15 at 16:56
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How about "...the second slide following." Truthfully, not every meaning can be captured in a single word.

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In computer science, I think next next is somewhat common, but I don't think it's really used in other applications. However, that might be the most succinct term. Using it for your example, you'd get:

To discover how I coded this program please consult the next-next slide.

Other sites seem to uniformly use the form X after the next. For example:

To discover how I coded this program please consult the slide after the next.

I know this isn't a single word, but seems to be the most accepted usage.

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