Entry from British & World English dictionary
Come before (something) in time, order, or position; precede: investigative reporting long antecedes the invention of miniature cameras
More example sentences
- Students from area schools visit the canoes to learn about sailing and navigation, and about the ancient values that anteceded those skills.
- A replacement of the airline's management on November 16 anteceded the expected announcement of the privatisation strategy.
- The origin and genomic dispersion of several microsatellites might have anteceded species diversification.
Late Middle English: from Latin antecedere, from ante 'before' + cedere 'go'.
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