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preceding

pre·ced·ing

preceding

 
pronunciation:
pr si dIng
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition: that comes, goes, or exists before; prior.
the preceding chapter
synonyms:
antecedent, foregoing, precedent, previous, prior
antonyms:
after, following, subsequent
similar words:
aforementioned, anterior, earlier, former, preliminary
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