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pre·ced·ing

 (prĭ-sē′dĭng)
adj.
1. Existing or coming before another or others: in preceding years; on a preceding page.
2. Existing or coming immediately before another or others: the preceding year; the preceding page.

preceding

(prɪˈsiːdɪŋ)
adj
(prenominal) going or coming before; former

pre•ced•ing

(prɪˈsi dɪŋ)

adj.
that precedes; coming before; previous: the preceding page.
[1485–95]

preceding

, previous - Preceding means "occurring immediately before the time of the utterance," while previous means "occurring at some time before the utterance."
See also related terms for utterance.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.preceding - existing or coming before
antecedent - preceding in time or order
succeeding - coming after or following
2.preceding - of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office; "a retiring member of the board"
outgoing - leaving a place or a position; "an outgoing steamship"

preceding

adjective
1. previous, earlier, former, above, foregoing, aforementioned, anterior, aforesaid Please refer back to the preceding chapter.
2. past, earlier, former, prior, foregoing the student revolution of the preceding years

preceding

adjective
2. Next before the present one:
3. Just gone by or elapsed:
Translations
سابِقسالِف
předcházejícípředchozí
forudgående
edeltävä
prethodni
undanfarandi
前の
선행하는
predchádzajúci
predhoden
föregående
ที่มาก่อน
trước

preceding

[prɪˈsiːdɪŋ] ADJ [day, week, month, year] → anterior; [chapter, paragraph, sentence] → precedente, anterior

preceding

[prɪˈsiːdɪŋ] adj [section, chapter, text, pages] → précédent(e); [months, years, week, month] → précédent(e)

preceding

adj time, month etcvorangegangen; page, example alsovorhergehend

preceding

[prɪˈsiːdɪŋ] adjprecedente

precede

(priˈsiːd) verb
to go, happen etc before. She preceded him into the room.
precedence (ˈpresidəns) noun
(the right of) going before in order of importance etc. This matter is urgent and should be given precedence over others at the moment.
ˌprecedent (ˈpresidənt) noun
a past action, especially a legal decision, which may act as a guide or rule in the future.
preˈceding adjective
on the preceding page.

preceding

سالِف předchozí forudgående vorhergehend προηγούμενος precedente edeltävä précédent prethodni precedente 前の 선행하는 voorafgaand forrige poprzedzający precedente предшествующий föregående ที่มาก่อน önceki trước 在前的
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The book immediately preceding this is called "Tom Swift and His Bit, Tunnel," and deals with the efforts of the young inventor to help a firm of contractors penetrate a mountain in Peru.
According to the orders of the preceding night, the heavy sleep of the army was broken by the rolling of the warning drums, whose rattling echoes were heard issuing, on the damp morning air, out of every vista of the woods, just as day began to draw the shaggy outlines of some tall pines of the vicinity, on the opening brightness of a soft and cloudless eastern sky.
we return to the rack with all the soreness of the preceding torture in our limbs.
Here they sat down on a luxuriant heap of moss; which at some epoch of the preceding century, had been a gigantic pine, with its roots and trunk in the darksome shade, and its head aloft in the upper atmosphere It was a little dell where they had seated themselves, with a leaf-strewn bank rising gently on either side, and a brook flowing through the midst, over a bed of fallen and drowned leaves.
Though the gregarious sperm whales have their regular seasons for particular grounds, yet in general you cannot conclude that the herds which hunted such and such a latitude or longitude this year, say, will turn out to be identically the same with those that were found there the preceding season; though there are peculiar and unquestionable instances where the contrary of this has proved true.
Reference was made to the historical story of Jonah and the whale in the preceding chapter.
He had, however, speculated largely and quite loosely; had involved himself deeply, and his notes to a large amount had come into the hands of Haley; and this small piece of information is the key to the preceding conversation.
Each of his steps is marked by a new civilization superior to the preceding, by a greater power of development.
At the point which I had reached in a preceding paragraph of this account, the situation was as follows: two horses lay dying; the bull had scattered his persecutors for the moment, and stood raging, panting, pawing the dust in clouds over his back, when the man that had been wounded returned to the ring on a remount, a poor blindfolded wreck that yet had something ironically military about his bearing - and the next moment the bull had ripped him open and his bowls were dragging upon the ground: and the bull was charging his swarm of pests again.
The high downs which invited them from almost every window of the cottage to seek the exquisite enjoyment of air on their summits, were a happy alternative when the dirt of the valleys beneath shut up their superior beauties; and towards one of these hills did Marianne and Margaret one memorable morning direct their steps, attracted by the partial sunshine of a showery sky, and unable longer to bear the confinement which the settled rain of the two preceding days had occasioned.
A change had taken place in the weather the preceding evening, and a keen north-east wind, whistling through the crevices of our bedroom windows all night long, had made us shiver in our beds, and turned the contents of the ewers to ice.
We, at the Grange, never got a very succinct account of his state preceding it; all that I did learn was on occasion of going to aid in the preparations for the funeral.