preceding[prē sēd′iŋ, pri-]
- Preceding is the act of coming before or being ahead of.
An example of preceding is the number one coming before the number two.
preceding definition by Webster's New World
preceding definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Variant of precede
- to be, come, or go before in time, place, order, rank, or importance
- to introduce with prefatory remarks, etc.
Origin: Middle English preceden ; from Middle French précéder ; from Classical Latin praecedere: see pre- and amp; cede