Definition Of precedes
come before (something) in time.
The numbered ducks had been on sale for £1 each in the weeks preceding the event.
Example Of precedes
A clear and vivid mental picture must always precede the actual picture on paper.
At the airport the other day, every announcement was preceded with (at full volume) ‘Attention All Personnel.’
Avoid headings that cause you to cross behind and below the preceding aircraft in order to avoid turbulence.
Elections are won and lost not in the four weeks of campaigning but in the long battle of ideas that precedes them.
Experiment 2 included a preceding context in order to fix the referent of the target word and to exclude singular interpretations.