preceding

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season including the four Sundays preceding Christmas Advent
preceding in time antecedence , antecedency , anteriority , precedence , precedency , priority
preceding occurrence or cause or event antecedent
background or preceding cause antecedent
historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe antiquity
month following March and preceding May Apr , April
number sequence in which each is formed by adding a constant to the preceding number, e.g. 2,5,8 or 1,3,5 arithmetic progression
month following July and preceding September Aug , August
overlapping stitch made by starting next stitch at middle of preceding one backstitch
particular situation that is radically different from the preceding situation ballgame , new ballgame
small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year branchlet , sprig , twig
chain of connected ideas or passages or objects so arranged that each member is closely related to the preceding and following members (especially a series of patristic comments elucidating Christian dogma) catena
(Greek mythology) the most ancient of gods; the personification of the infinity of space preceding creation of the universe Chaos
(genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity cistron , factor , gene
short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England collect
breast fluid preceding production of milk colostrum , foremilk
transaction in the stock market at a price below the price of the preceding transaction downtick
month following January and preceding March Feb , February
sequence of numbers in which each number equals the sum of the two preceding numbers Fibonacci sequence
state of uncertainty about what should be done (usually following some important event) preceding the establishment of a new direction of action flux , state of flux
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