HyperDic: precedence

English > 3 senses of the word precedence:
NOUNstateprecedence, precedency, prioritystatus established in order of importance or urgency
attributeprecedence, priority, antecedence, antecedency, anteriority, precedencypreceding in time
actprecedence, precession, precedencythe act of preceding in time or order or rank (as in a ceremony)
precedence > pronunciation
Soundspreh'sahdahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > precedence: 3 senses > noun 1, state
Meaningstatus established in order of importance or urgency.
Example"...its precedence as the world's leading manufacturer of pharmaceuticals"
Synonymsprecedency, priority
Narrowerback burnerReduced priority
front burnerTop priority
Broaderhigh statusA position of superior / superior status
Spanishprecedencia, prioridad
Catalanprecedència, prioritat
Adjectivesprecedentialhaving precedence (especially because of longer service)
English > precedence: 3 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningpreceding in time.
Synonymspriority, antecedence, antecedency, anteriority, precedency
BroaderearlinessQuality of coming early or earlier in time
Oppositeposteriority, subsequentness, subsequenceFollowing in time
Spanishantelación, anterioridad, precedencia, prioridad
Catalanantecedència
Adjectivesprecedentpreceding in time, order, or significance
Verbsprecedebe earlier in time
English > precedence: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of preceding in time or order or rank (as in a ceremony).
Synonymsprecession, precedency
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishprecedencia
Catalanprecedència
Adjectivesprecedentpreceding in time, order, or significance
Verbsprecedebe the predecessor of

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