Definitions for precedenceˈprɛs ɪ dəns, prɪˈsid ns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. precedence, precedency, priority(noun)

    status established in order of importance or urgency

    "...its precedence as the world's leading manufacturer of pharmaceuticals"; "national independence takes priority over class struggle"

  2. priority, antecedence, antecedency, anteriority, precedence, precedency(noun)

    preceding in time

  3. precession, precedence, precedency(noun)

    the act of preceding in time or order or rank (as in a ceremony)


  1. precedence(Noun)

    The state of preceding in importance or priority.

    Family takes precedence over work, in an emergency.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Precedence(noun)

    alt. of Precedency


  1. Precedence

    Precedence is a solitaire card game which uses two decks of playing cards. It is a building game where the playing does not have to worry about a tableau or playing area. In the book 100 Solitaire Games by Sloane Lee and Gabriel Packard, it is known under the name Downing Street. At the start of the game, a king is removed from the rest of the deck and placed on the first of eight foundations. After that, the following cards must be placed on the next seven foundations: a queen, a jack, a 10, a 9, an 8, a 7, and a 6. These cards should be placed on their respective foundations in this order and a foundation should not start until the foundation to its immediate left does. So the fourth foundation for instance should not start unless the third one is already in place. Also, when one foundation is already been started, it can immediately be built down regardless of suit until it has thirteen cards. In this game, building is round-the-corner, i.e. a King can be placed over an ace, which can be placed over a deuce.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. precedence

    A designation assigned to a message by the originator to indicate to communications personnel the relative order of handling and to the addressee the order in which the message is to be noted. Examples of communication precedence from most immediate to least are flash, immediate, priority,

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chinese:

    In learning, age and youth go for nothing; the best informed take the precedence.

  2. Bin Attash:

    We have so many problems in the camp that take precedence over anything we are discussing here in the court.

  3. Richard Feynman:

    For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.

  4. Ayn Rand:

    Rationality is the recognition of the fact that nothing can alter the truth and nothing can take precedence over that act of perceiving it.

  5. Principal Secretary Joseph Njoroge:

    It is to encourage utilisation of local resources, equipment, whatever is available locally must take precedence over foreign, mostly the human capital, (which) we have a lot.

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