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predecessor

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈpriːdɪˌsesər/ US  /ˈpredəsesər/
PERSON the person who was in a job or position before: He seems a lot better than his predecessor.Jobs, careers and professionsWorkingPreceding and introducing
THING something that existed before another, similar thing: The predecessors to these computers were much larger and heavier.Preceding and introducing
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