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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.

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.

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]

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.
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"

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.

precedence

noun
The act, condition, or right of preceding:
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

precedence

[ˈprɛsɪdəns] npréséance f
to take precedence over → avoir la préséance sur
order of precedence → ordre des préséances

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

precedence

[ˈprɛsɪdns] n (in rank) → precedenza; (in importance) → priorità
to take precedence over sb/sth → avere la precedenza su qn/qc

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.
References in classic literature ?
Gilmore returned to us a year later he assisted the design of these pages, at my request, by writing the Narrative which appears early in the story under his name, and which, though first in order of precedence, was thus, in order of time, the last that I received.
Cadwallader was strong on the intended creation of peers: she had it for certain from her cousin that Truberry had gone over to the other side entirely at the instigation of his wife, who had scented peerages in the air from the very first introduction of the Reform question, and would sign her soul away to take precedence of her younger sister, who had married a baronet.
All the world is built upon the system that each one of us shall have to yield precedence to some other one, as well as to enjoy a certain power of abusing his fellows.
Seeing himself placed next the Priest, and noting the ceremony, and thinking himself --being Captain of a ship --as having plain precedence over a mere island King, especially in the King's own house --the Captain coolly proceeds to wash his hands in the punch bowl; --taking it i suppose for a huge finger-glass.
The Knight of the White Moon replied that it was a question of precedence of beauty; and briefly told him what he had said to Don Quixote, and how the conditions of the defiance agreed upon on both sides had been accepted.
Casson, who, too much occupied with the question of precedence, had not hitherto noticed his entrance.
Justice, for instance, is a virtue, and so necessary to society, that all others must yield her the precedence.
It was of course amongst these that the most frequent disputes for precedence occurred.
We have to confess, to the disgrace of our hero and of floriculture, that of his two affections he felt most strongly inclined to regret the loss of Rosa; and when, at about three in the morning, he fell asleep overcome with fatigue, and harassed with remorse, the grand black tulip yielded precedence in his dreams to the sweet blue eyes of the fair maid of Friesland.
Nevertheless, after mature consideration, it has appeared to me that the question of the projectile must take precedence of that of the cannon, and that the dimensions of the latter must necessarily depend on those of the former.
Accordingly, when the Saturday night came, and we were all waiting in the warehouse to be paid, and Tipp the carman, who always took precedence, went in first to draw his money, I shook Mick Walker by the hand; asked him, when it came to his turn to be paid, to say to Mr.
There was some hesitation among them, each offering the other precedence.