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pre·ced·ing

 (prĭ-sē′dĭng)
adj.
1. Existing or coming before another or others: in preceding years; on a preceding page.
2. Existing or coming immediately before another or others: the preceding year; the preceding page.

preceding

(prɪˈsiːdɪŋ)
adj
(prenominal) going or coming before; former

pre•ced•ing

(prɪˈsi dɪŋ)

adj.
that precedes; coming before; previous: the preceding page.
[1485–95]

preceding

, previous - Preceding means "occurring immediately before the time of the utterance," while previous means "occurring at some time before the utterance."
See also related terms for utterance.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.preceding - existing or coming before
antecedent - preceding in time or order
succeeding - coming after or following
2.preceding - of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office; "a retiring member of the board"
outgoing - leaving a place or a position; "an outgoing steamship"

preceding

adjective
1. previous, earlier, former, above, foregoing, aforementioned, anterior, aforesaid Please refer back to the preceding chapter.
2. past, earlier, former, prior, foregoing the student revolution of the preceding years

preceding

adjective
2. Next before the present one:
3. Just gone by or elapsed:
Translations
سابِقسالِف
předcházejícípředchozí
forudgående
edeltävä
prethodni
undanfarandi
前の
선행하는
predchádzajúci
predhoden
föregående
ที่มาก่อน
trước

preceding

[prɪˈsiːdɪŋ] ADJ [day, week, month, year] → anterior; [chapter, paragraph, sentence] → precedente, anterior

preceding

[prɪˈsiːdɪŋ] adj [section, chapter, text, pages] → précédent(e); [months, years, week, month] → précédent(e)

preceding

adj time, month etcvorangegangen; page, example alsovorhergehend

preceding

[prɪˈsiːdɪŋ] adjprecedente

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.

preceding

سالِف předchozí forudgående vorhergehend προηγούμενος precedente edeltävä précédent prethodni precedente 前の 선행하는 voorafgaand forrige poprzedzający precedente предшествующий föregående ที่มาก่อน önceki trước 在前的
References in classic literature ?
For example, if the proposition is "Socrates precedes Plato," the objective which verifies it results from replacing the word "Socrates" by Socrates, the word "Plato" by Plato, and the word "precedes" by the relation of preceding between Socrates and Plato.
Nay, I must confess, that even I myself, who am not remarkably liable to be captivated with show, have yielded not a little to the impressions of much preceding state.
We must, however, allow for the entire extinction of some preceding forms, and for the coming in of quite new forms by immigration, and for a large amount of modification, during the long and blank intervals between the successive formations.
It is no real objection to the truth of the statement, that the fauna of each period as a whole is nearly intermediate in character between the preceding and succeeding faunas, that certain genera offer exceptions to the rule.
These last should arise from the internal structure of the plot, so that what follows should be the necessary or probable result of the preceding action.
Two of the members had been vice-presidents of the State, and several other members of the executive council, within the seven preceding years.
During the three days preceding the occupation of Moscow the whole Rostov family was absorbed in various activities.
According to the orders of the preceding night, the heavy sleep of the army was broken by the rolling of the warning drums, whose rattling echoes were heard issuing, on the damp morning air, out of every vista of the woods, just as day began to draw the shaggy outlines of some tall pines of the vicinity, on the opening brightness of a soft and cloudless eastern sky.
According to due formality, the Disinherited Knight was to be considered as leader of the one body, while Brian de Bois-Guilbert, who had been rated as having done second-best in the preceding day, was named first champion of the other band.
Crooks, -who, notwithstanding all that he had suffered in the dismal journey of the preceding winter, was ready to retrace his steps and brave every danger and hardship, rather than remain at Astoria.
From Magdalen to Norah (inclosed in the preceding Letter).
Fragment #1 -- Proclus, Chrestomathia, ii: The "Cypria", described in the preceding book, has its sequel in the "Iliad" of Homer, which is followed in turn by the five books of the "Aethiopis", the work of Arctinus of Miletus.