predecessor

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Borrowed from Late Latin praedecessor.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɹiːdɪsɛsə(ɹ)/
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  • (Canada) IPA(key): /ˈpɹiːdɪsɛsɚ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpɹɛd.ə.sɛs.ɚ/, /ˈpɹi.də.sɛs.ɚ/

Noun[edit]

predecessor (plural predecessors)

  1. One who precedes; one who has preceded another in any state, position, office, etc.; one whom another follows or comes after, in any office or position.
  2. A model or type of machinery or device which precedes the current one. Usually used to describe an earlier, outdated model.
    The steam engine was the predecessor of diesel and electric locomotives.
  3. (mathematics) A vertex having a directed path to another vertex

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predecessor m (plural predecessors, feminine predecessora)

  1. predecessor

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Noun[edit]

predecessor m (plural predecessores, feminine predecessora, feminine plural predecessoras)

  1. predecessor (something or someone who precedes)

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Adjective[edit]

predecessor m (feminine singular predecessora, masculine plural predecessores, feminine plural predecessoras, comparable)

  1. preceding (occurring before or in front of something else)

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