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American English: /ˈprɛsədəns/
, /priˈsidns/
British English: /ˈprɛsɪd(ə)ns/
, /prɪˈsiːd(ə)ns/

Translation of precedence in Spanish:


  • 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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