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1. precedence; priority
2. (Astronomy) astronomy retrograde motion


(ˌæn təˈsid ns)

1. the act or fact of going before; precedence.
2. priority.
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Noun1.antecedence - preceding in time
earliness - quality of coming early or earlier in time


The act, condition, or right of preceding:
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The third, to conduct my thoughts in such order that, by commencing with objects the simplest and easiest to know, I might ascend by little and little, and, as it were, step by step, to the knowledge of the more complex; assigning in thought a certain order even to those objects which in their own nature do not stand in a relation of antecedence and sequence.
He regretted the attitude of the MQM lawmakers inside the Sindh assembly and the way they had surrounded the CM's desk had no antecedence and was deplorable.
Since intention has a strong correlation with condom use behavior and it is also antecedence to that behavior, any education aimed at promoting condom use among college students should seek to influence their intentions.
2) Each rule in individual consists three parts: rule control, antecedence and class label.
not the legal one dealt with through claims, acquisitions, and assignment procedures in accordance with formal customary statutes, but a deeper, historical one that touches on land as the basis of identity and calls for a recognition of indigenousness, antecedence, and more fundamentally, of humanity and equal dignity.
Now, instead of you paying a bribe to get public services like electricity connection, tap connection, ration card, driving license, revenue papers, FIR copy, antecedence, passport clearance, house building permission and scores of similar other services, the officials involved in delaying or denying such services within the prescribed time frame have to pay a fine out of their salaries which shall be given to the affected consumer", he explained.
He said that the Iranian nation has deep roots and has stood firmly and strongly against enemies all throughout the history and different parts of it are named on the basis of strong and irrefutable historical documents and antecedence, an advanced and bright culture and civilization as well as a powerful sovereignty.
Among the most interesting aspects of this three-volume work, as Chiasson observes, is its antecedence to more recent work in psychoacoustics.
Rorty's implicit (and at times explicit) advice to feminists is that they must move beyond the principles of antecedence, priority, and discontinuity embedded in objectivist ontology, principles especially challenged by Historicism and Pragmatism.
He is, in other words, not an "author," if an author is imagined to bear "the same relation of antecedence to his work as a father to his child" and "to furnish it with a final signified" (Barthes 145, 147).