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verb (used with object), preceded, preceding.
to go before, as in place, order, rank, importance, or time.
to introduce by something preliminary; preface: to precede one's statement with a qualification.
verb (used without object), preceded, preceding.
to go or come before.
Journalism. copy printed at the beginning of a news story presenting late bulletins, editorial notes, or prefatory remarks.

1325–75; Middle English preceden < Latin praecēdere. See pre-, cede

precedable, adjective
unpreceded, adjective

precede, proceed.
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precede (prɪˈsiːd)
1.  to go or be before (someone or something) in time, place, rank, etc
2.  (tr) to preface or introduce
[C14: via Old French from Latin praecēdere to go before, from prae before + cēdere to move]

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Word Origin & History

late 15c., "to go before" in rank or importance, from M.Fr. preceder, from L. præcedere "to go before," from præ- "before" + cedere "to go" (see cede). Meaning "to walk in front of" is from 1520s; that of "to come before in time" is attested from 1530s. Related: Preceding.
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