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predecessornoun [C]

uk   /ˈpriː.dɪˌses.ər/  us   /ˈpred.ə.ses.ɚ/
C2 someone who had a job or a position before someone else, or something that comes before another thing in time or in a series: My predecessor worked in this job for twelve years. The latest Ferrari is not only faster than its predecessors but also more comfortable.

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predecessornoun [C]

 us   /ˈpred·əˌses·ər, ˈpri·də-/
a person who had a job or position before someone else, or a thing that comes before another in time or in a series: My predecessor worked in this job for twelve years. The latest model is faster and sleeker than its predecessors.
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"predecessor" in Business English

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predecessornoun [C]

uk   /ˈpriːdɪˌsesər/  us   /ˈpredəsesər/
the person who had a particular job or position before someone else: His predecessor had left him with many problems to address in the department.
a machine, system, law, etc. that has been replaced by a new one: The new model retains all the advantages of its predecessor but offers five times the speed.
(Definition of predecessor from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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