Definitions for predecessorˈprɛd əˌsɛs ər; esp. Brit. ˈpri də-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. predecessor(noun)

    one who precedes you in time (as in holding a position or office)

  2. harbinger, forerunner, predecessor, herald, precursor(noun)

    something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone

Wiktionary

  1. predecessor(Noun)

    One who precedes; one who has preceded another in any state, position, office, etc.; one whom another follows or comes after, in any office or position.

  2. predecessor(Noun)

    A model or type of machinery or device which precedes the current one. Usually used to describe an earlier, outdated model.

    The steam engine was the predecessor of diesel and electric locomotives.

  3. predecessor(Noun)

    A vertex having a directed path to another vertex

Webster Dictionary

  1. Predecessor(noun)

    one who precedes; one who has preceded another in any state, position, office, etc.; one whom another follows or comes after, in any office or position

  2. Origin: [L. praedecessor; prae before + decessor one who withdraws from the province he has governed, a retiring officer (with reference to his successor), a predecessor, fr. decedere: cf. F. prdcesseur. See Decease.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'predecessor' in Nouns Frequency: #2171


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