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 (prĕs′ĭ-dəns, prĭ-sēd′ns) also prec·e·den·cy (prĕs′ĭ-dən-sē, prĭ-sēd′n-sē)
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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(ˈprɛs ɪ dəns, prɪˈsid ns)

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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.precedency - status established in order of importance or urgencyprecedency - 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.precedency - preceding in time
earliness - quality of coming early or earlier in time
3.precedency - 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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The act, condition, or right of preceding:
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References in classic literature ?
In this particular, then, I may be said to enjoy a precedency over the Bourbons, themselves, who now govern no less than four different states of Europe, and who have sat on thrones these thousand years.
Accustomed to ease, and unequal to the struggles incident to an infant society, the affluent emigrant was barely enabled to maintain his own rank by the weight of his personal superiority and acquirements; but, the moment that his head was laid in the grave, his indolent and comparatively uneducated offspring were compelled to yield precedency to the more active energies of a class whose exertions had been stimulated by necessity.
There were no ladies on board; the Major gave the pas of precedency to the civilian, so that he was the first dignitary at table, and treated by Captain Bragg and the officers of the Ramchunder with the respect which his rank warranted.
Minister in the Precedency, Martin Andjaba says regional and local authorities are extensions of central government and are therefore expected to spearhead, at regional and local levels, the creation of a conducive environment for socio-economic development.
With regard to the headline news about Russia to start construction of nuclear power station in Sudan next year as the minister said, the people of Sudan say that the last thing their country needs in the current miserable living conditions of wars being waged in more than one territory, they would not include a nuclear plant being built by Russia as a precedency, in the sense that their priorities include a just and sustainable peace by stopping futile wars and providing public freedoms guaranteed by international conventions and fighting government corruption.
In addition, exergy analysis provides a better concept of the effect of thermodynamic phenomena on the process effectiveness, comparison of the precedency of various thermodynamic factors, and the determination of the most effective ways of developing the process.