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English definition of “precedence”

precedence

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈpresɪdəns/
If one person or thing has precedence over another, it is considered to be more important: to give precedence to something Quality should take precedence over cost.Order and sequenceSimultaneous and consecutiveClassifying and creating orderBeing important and having importance
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