precedence

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French précédence (the state of preceding, anteriority).

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈprɛsɪd(ə)ns/, /prɪˈsiːd(ə)ns/

Noun[edit]

precedence (plural precedences)

  1. The state of preceding in importance or priority.
    Family takes precedence over work, in an emergency.

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