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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.
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preceding

(prɪˈsiːdɪŋ)
adj
(prenominal) going or coming before; former
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pre•ced•ing

(prɪˈsi dɪŋ)

adj.
that precedes; coming before; previous: the preceding page.
[1485–95]
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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.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"
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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
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preceding

adjective
2. Next before the present one:
3. Just gone by or elapsed:
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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
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preceding

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

adj time, month etcvorangegangen; page, example alsovorhergehend
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preceding

[prɪˈsiːdɪŋ] adjprecedente
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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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
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