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precedence

priority in time, order, or importance; the right to precede others on formal occasions
Not to be confused with:
precedents – previous cases or legal decisions taken as a guide or justification for subsequent cases; example, model, pattern, standard
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prec·e·dence

 (prĕs′ĭ-dəns, prĭ-sēd′ns) also prec·e·den·cy (prĕs′ĭ-dən-sē, prĭ-sēd′n-sē)
n.
1. The fact, state, or right of coming before in time, order, or position: Applications arriving first will receive precedence in processing.
2. Priority claimed or received because of greater importance: The prospect of big investment returns took precedence over limiting risk.
3. A ceremonial order of rank or preference, especially as observed on formal occasions: Recipients of military honors were called in order of precedence—highest ranking officers first.
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precedence

(ˈprɛsɪdəns) or

precedency

n
1. the act of preceding or the condition of being precedent
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the ceremonial order or priority to be observed by persons of different stations on formal occasions: the officers are seated according to precedence.
3. a right to preferential treatment: I take precedence over you.
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prec•e•dence

(ˈprɛs ɪ dəns, prɪˈsid ns)

n.
1. the act or fact of preceding.
2. the right to be dealt with or placed before others; priority in order, rank, or importance.
3. the order of rank to be observed in ceremonies, as by diplomatic protocol.
[1475–85]
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precedence

1. communications--A designation assigned to a message by the originator to indicate to communications personnel the relative order of handling and to the addressee the order in which the message is to be noted. Examples of communication precedence from most immediate to least are flash, immediate, priority, and routine.
2. reconnaissance--A letter designation, assigned by a unit requesting several reconnaissance missions, to indicate the relative order of importance (within an established priority) of the mission requested.
3. evacuation--The assignment of a priority for medical evacuation that is based on patient condition, advice of the senior medical person at the scene, and the tactical situation. See also flash message; immediate message; priority message; routine message.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.precedence - status established in order of importance or urgencyprecedence - status established in order of importance or urgency; "...its precedence as the world's leading manufacturer of pharmaceuticals"; "national independence takes priority over class struggle"
high status - a position of superior status
back burner - reduced priority; "dozens of cases were put on the back burner"
front burner - top priority; "the work was moved to the front burner in order to meet deadlines"
2.precedence - preceding in time
earliness - quality of coming early or earlier in time
3.precedence - the act of preceding in time or order or rank (as in a ceremony)
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
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precedence

noun priority, lead, rank, preference, superiority, supremacy, seniority, primacy, pre-eminence, antecedence the strict order of precedence in which the guests took their place
take precedence over take priority over, outweigh, come before, supersede, prevail over Have fun at college, but don't let the fun take precedence over the work.
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precedence

noun
The act, condition, or right of preceding:
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Translations
أسْبَقِيَّه، أولَوِيَّه، حَق التَقَدُّم
přednost
fortrinsret
forgangur

precedence

[ˈpresɪdəns] N (in rank) → precedencia f; (in importance) → prioridad f
in order of precedence (= rank) → por orden de precedencia; (= importance) → por orden de prioridad
to take precedence over sth/sbtener prioridad/precedencia sobre algo/algn
this question must take precedence over all otherseste asunto tiene prioridad con respecto a todos los demás
they give precedence to people with language skillsle dan prioridad a la gente con idiomas
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

precedence

[ˈprɛsɪdəns] npréséance f
to take precedence over → avoir la préséance sur
order of precedence → ordre des préséances
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

precedence

n (of person)vorrangige Stellung (over gegenüber); (of problem etc)Vorrang m (→ over vor +dat); to take or have precedence over somebody/somethingvor jdm/etw Vorrang haben; to give precedence to somebody/somethingjdm/einer Sache Vorrang geben; the guests entered the hall in order of precedencedie Gäste betraten die Halle in der Reihenfolge ihres (gesellschaftlichen) Rangs; dukes have precedence over baronsHerzöge stehen im Rang höher als Barone
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

precedence

[ˈprɛsɪdns] n (in rank) → precedenza; (in importance) → priorità
to take precedence over sb/sth → avere la precedenza su qn/qc
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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