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antecedence

[an-tuh-seed-ns] /ˌæn təˈsid ns/
noun
1.
the act of going before; precedence.
2.
3.
Astronomy. (of a planet) apparent retrograde motion.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; antecede + -ence
Can be confused
antecedence, antecedents.
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antecedence

/ˌæntɪˈsiːdəns/
noun
1.
precedence; priority
2.
(astronomy) retrograde motion
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