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.

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