Definitions for precedenceˈprɛs ɪ dəns, prɪˈsid ns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

prec•e•denceˈprɛs ɪ dəns, prɪˈsid ns(n.)

  1. the act or fact of preceding.

  2. the right to be dealt with or placed before others; priority in order, rank, or importance.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. the order of rank to be observed in ceremonies, as by diplomatic protocol.

Origin of precedence:

1475–85

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)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. precedence(noun)ˈprɛs ɪ dəns, prɪˈsid ns

    to be more important and therefore having to happen or be done first

    Sleep should, most of the time, take precedence over studying.

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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,


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

precedence(noun)

(the right of) going before in order of importance etc

This matter is urgent and should be given precedence over others at the moment.

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