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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)
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.
prec•e•dence(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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|Noun||1.||precedency - 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"