(mathematics) A vertex having a directed path to another vertex.
Other Word Forms of Predecessor
Origin of Predecessor
Middle English predecessoure from Old French predecesseur from Late Latin praedēcessor Latin prae- pre- Latin dēcessor a retiring magistrate (from dēcessus) (past participle of dēcēdere to depart) (dē- away de–) (cēdere to go ked- in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin prae (“before") + decedo (“go away").
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