Associations to the word «Precedence»


PRECEDENCE, noun. The state of preceding in importance or priority.

Dictionary definition

PRECEDENCE, noun. Status established in order of importance or urgency; "...its precedence as the world's leading manufacturer of pharmaceuticals"; "national independence takes priority over class struggle".
PRECEDENCE, noun. Preceding in time.
PRECEDENCE, noun. The act of preceding in time or order or rank (as in a ceremony).

Wise words

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
Mark Twain