precedes, 3rd person singular present; preceded, past participle; preceding, present participle; preceded, past tense;
Come before (something) in time
a gun battle had preceded the explosions
Come before in order or position
take time to read the chapters that precede the recipes
the preceding pages
Go in front or ahead of
he let her precede him through the gate
Preface or introduce something with
he preceded the book with a collection of poems
predate: be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede bronze tools"
come before; "Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify"
be the predecessor of; "Bill preceded John in the long line of Susan's husbands"
move ahead (of others) in time or space
furnish with a preface or introduction; "She always precedes her lectures with a joke"; "He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution"
preceding(a): existing or coming before
(preceding) past(a): of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office; "a retiring member of the board"
To go before, go in front of; To have higher rank than (someone or something else)
(Precedes) The particular figures which can logically by danced before a given figure.
(preceding) not available in abbreviated syntax
v. come or go before in time, order, rank, etc
To say that one constituent precedes another is to say that it is positioned to its left (on the printed page) and that neither constituent contains the other. Precedence is left-to-right linear ordering.
before, prior to, surpass, outrank, in front/advance of, preface, introduce, go before
predisposing, reinforcing, and enabling causes in educational diagnosis and evaluation [model]