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English definition of “precede”

precede

verb [T]     /priːˈsiːd/ formal
to happen or exist before something else: [often passive] The formal ceremony was preceded by a parade.Occurring and happeningPreceding and introducing
preceding adjective [always before noun] happening or coming before: the preceding months the preceding chapterBefore, after and alreadyAfter and behindOccurring and happening
(Definition of precede verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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