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precedencenoun [U]

 us   /ˈpres·ɪ·dəns/
the ​condition of being ​dealt with before other things or of being ​considered more ​important than other things: What ​takes precedence here, ​environmentalcost or ​consumerconvenience?
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precedencenoun [U]

uk   /ˈpres.ɪ.dəns/  us   /-ə.dens/
the ​condition of being ​dealt with before other things or of being ​considered more ​important than other things: Precedence must be given to the ​injured in the ​evacuationplans. Business ​people often ​think that ​fluency and ​communication take precedence overgrammar when ​speaking. formal the ​order of ​importance given to ​people in ​particularsocieties, ​groups, or ​organizations: The order of precedence for ​titlednobility in ​Britain is ​duke, ​marquis, ​earl, ​viscount, ​baron.
(Definition of precedence from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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precedencenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈpresɪdəns/
the fact that something is more important than other things and should be dealt with first: The ​casesled to a debate about whether ​humanrights should sometimes take precedence over ​nationalsecurity.give precedence to sth Many ​companies are ​currently giving precedence to ​short-termgains.
(Definition of precedence from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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