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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Happening or coming before the time, place, or part mentioned.

Usage examples (38)
  • Every generation, no matter how paltry its character, thinks itself much wiser than the one immediately preceding it, let alone those that are more remote.
  • Adjective : Refer back to the footnote on the preceding page
  • The term preceding the Commencement of 1799 was especially stormy.
  • Here, apparently, is a meaning of the call preceding the convulsions. for more
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