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precedence

prec·e·dence

precedence

pronunciation:
pre s dns
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of preceding.
synonyms:
antecedence, anteriority, precession, primacy
similar words:
anticipation, lead
definition 2: priority in rank, order, or importance.
synonyms:
preeminence, preference, primacy, priority
similar words:
ascendancy, privilege, seniority, superiority
definition 3: priority in time.
synonyms:
antecedence, anteriority, primacy, priority
similar words:
preexistence