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Precedence

Meanings and phrases

precedence

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. status established in order of importance or urgency; precedency; priority
  2. the act of preceding in time or order or rank (as in a ceremony); precession; precedency
  3. preceding in time; priority; antecedence; antecedency; anteriority; precedency

order of precedence

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The order of precedence of the laws applicable to the SE is clarified.
  • It is ranked fifth in the order of precedence in the Norwegian honours system.
  • He was placed first in order of precedence over Walter Leveson, his brother-in-law.

take precedence

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Fair use rights take precedence over the author's interest.
  • If there is a tie in points, goals take precedence over assists.
  • Languages in paged ROM cartridges would take precedence over BASIC.

takes precedence

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It takes precedence over all other postnominals and medals.
  • The only time his vote takes precedence is in the case of a tied vote in the Tie Break.
  • The speaker also takes precedence over all people in Ghana except the President of Ghana and the Vice President.

took precedence

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • After the war's end, work there took precedence.
  • The music immediately took precedence over everything else in their lives.
  • Although the Nock locks were recognised as being superior, the need for standardisation took precedence.
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