the act of going before; precedence.
Astronomy. (of a planet) apparent retrograde motion.
- antecedence , antecedents
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How to use antecedence in a sentence
We may explain why Thrasyllus placed the Kleitophon in immediate antecedence to the Republic: because 1.
Causation, as Brown had finally proved, means simply antecedence and consequence.The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3) | Leslie Stephen
It is of invariable antecedence that we speak alike in both cases, and of invariable antecedence only.Lectures on the Philosophy of the Human Mind (Vol. 1 of 3) | Thomas Brown
Or do 'states of consciousness enter as links into the chain of antecedence and sequence which gives rise to bodily actions?'Is Life Worth Living? | William Hurrell Mallock
In many ways men have expressed, and will express hereafter, the creative or causal antecedence of the spiritual principle.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II) | Henry Osborn Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for antecedence
astronomy retrograde motion
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