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precedence

Pronunciation: /ˈpresədəns/

Translation of precedence in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • precedencia (feminine) a problem which takes precedence over all others un problema que tiene prioridad or precedencia sobre todos los demás dukes have precedence over earls los duques tienen precedencia sobre los condes precedence will be given to season ticket holders se dará preferencia or precedencia a los abonados in order of precedence en orden de precedencia
    Example sentences
    • For a glorious few minutes at Knock Airport on Friday evening, the humble bike took precedence over the big plane.
    • However, on their last album before this, silence took precedence over noise.
    • Their needs were always paramount in his thoughts and took precedence over everything else in his life.

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