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antecedence

[ an-tuh-seed-ns ]
/ ˌæn təˈsid ns /
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noun
the act of going before; precedence.
Astronomy. (of a planet) apparent retrograde motion.
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Origin of antecedence

First recorded in 1525–35; antecede + -ence

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH antecedence

antecedence , antecedents
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British Dictionary definitions for antecedence

antecedence
/ (ˌæntɪˈsiːdəns) /

noun
precedence; priority
astronomy retrograde motion
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