HyperDic: precession

English > 2 senses of the word precession:
NOUNstateprecessionthe motion / motion of a spinning body (as a top) in which it wobbles so that the axis of rotation sweeps out a cone
actprecession, precedence, precedencythe act of preceding in time or order or rank (as in a ceremony)
precession > pronunciation
Soundspriyseh'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > precession: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe motion / motion of a spinning body (as a top) in which it wobbles so that the axis of rotation sweeps out a cone.
BroadermotionA state of change
Spanishprecesión
Catalanprecessió
English > precession: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of preceding in time or order or rank (as in a ceremony).
Synonymsprecedence, precedency
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishprecedencia
Catalanprecedència
Verbsprecedebe the predecessor of
precedebe earlier in time
precedecome before

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