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pre•cede



Pronunciation: (pri-sēd'), [key]
v., -ced•ed, -ced•ing,
n.


v.t.
1. to go before, as in place, order, rank, importance, or time.
2. to introduce by something preliminary; preface: to precede one's statement with a qualification.

v.i.
to go or come before.

n.
Journalism.copy printed at the beginning of a news story presenting late bulletins, editorial notes, or prefatory remarks.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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