precedence [pres-i-duhns, pri-seed-ns] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Definition:||highest in rank; first in order|
|Synonyms:||antecedence, anteposition, earliness, lead, precedency, precession, preeminence, preexistence, preference, prevenience, previousness, primary, priority, rank, seniority, superiority, supremacy|
|Antonyms:||inferiority, last, lowest|
|Category:||2. CONSECUTIVE ORDER|
precede; come before, come first; head, lead, take the lead; lead the way, lead the dance; be in the vanguard; introduce, usher in; have the pas; set the fashion (influence); open the ball; take precedence, have precedence; have the start (get before). place before; prefix; premise, prelude, preface.
preceding; precedent, antecedent; anterior; prior; before; former; foregoing; beforementioned, abovementioned, aforementioned; aforesaid, said; precursory, precursive; prevenient, preliminary, prefatory, introductory; prelusive, prelusory; proemial, preparatory.
before; in advance (precession).
seniores priores; prior tempore prior jure.
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