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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 of antecedence
1525-1535
1525-35; antecede + -ence
Can be confused
antecedence, antecedents.
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  • The chief principle, then, of savage science is that antecedence and consequence in time are the same as effect and cause.

  • God has established an order in nature, a uniformity of antecedence and sequence, with which Omnipotence shall not interfere.

    The Theistic Conception of the World B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) Cocker
  • Or do 'states of consciousness enter as links into the chain of antecedence and sequence which gives rise to bodily actions?'

    Is Life Worth Living? William Hurrell Mallock
  • Respecting the phenomena of inanimate nature, we have no other direct knowledge than that of antecedence and sequence.

British Dictionary definitions for antecedence

antecedence

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