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PRECEDENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does precedence mean? 

PRECEDENCE (noun)
  The noun PRECEDENCE has 3 senses:

1. status established in order of importance or urgency
2. preceding in time
3. the act of preceding in time or order or rank (as in a ceremony)

  Familiarity information: PRECEDENCE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRECEDENCE (noun)


Sense 1precedence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Status established in order of importance or urgency

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

precedence; precedency; priority

Context examples:

...its precedence as the world's leading manufacturer of pharmaceuticals / national independence takes priority over class struggle

Hypernyms ("precedence" is a kind of...):

high status (a position of superior status)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "precedence"):

back burner (reduced priority)

front burner (top priority)


Sense 2precedence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Preceding in time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

antecedence; antecedency; priority; precedency; precedence; anteriority

Hypernyms ("precedence" is a kind of...):

earliness (quality of coming early or earlier in time)


Sense 3precedence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of preceding in time or order or rank (as in a ceremony)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

precession; precedence; precedency

Hypernyms ("precedence" is a kind of...):

activity (any specific behavior)


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