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English definition of “precede”

precede

verb [T]    /prɪˈsid/
to be or go before someone or something in time or space : John Adams preceded Thomas Jefferson as president . Nouns are often preceded by adjectives preceding    /prɪˈsi·dɪŋ/ adjective [not gradable] The table on the preceding page shows the test results .
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