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.
that precedes; going or coming before
Existing or coming before another or others in time, place, or sequence; previous.
- Present participle of precede.
Variant of precede
transitive verbpreceded, preceding
- to be, come, or go before in time, place, order, rank, or importance
- to introduce with prefatory remarks, etc.
Origin of precedeMiddle English preceden ; from Middle French précéder ; from Classical Latin praecedere: see pre- and amp; cede
to be, come, or go before