Priority (in time), anteriority, precedence.

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  • antécédence — [ ɑ̃tesedɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1576; de antécédent ♦ Rare Antériorité. ♢ Géol. Phénomène caractérisant un cours d eau dont le tracé est antérieur aux déformations tectoniques. ● antécédence nom féminin (latin antecedentia) Phénomène caractérisant l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Antecedence — An te*ced ence, n. 1. The act or state of going before in time; precedence. H. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. (Astron.) An apparent motion of a planet toward the west; retrogradation. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • antecedence — index precedence, priority Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • antecedence — [an΄tə sed′ ns] n. [L antecedentia] 1. the act of going before or the fact of being prior; precedence 2. Astron. retrograde motion …   English World dictionary

  • antécédence — (an té sé dan s ) s. f. 1°   Néologisme. État de ce qui est antécédent. 2°   En astronomie, se dit de la marche en apparence rétrograde des planètes de l est à l ouest. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Antécédent. SUPPLÉMENT AU DICTIONNAIRE    ANTÉCÉDENCE. Ajoutez …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • antecedence —  , antecedents  Antecedence means precedence; antecedents are ancestors or other things that have gone before …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • antecedence — noun Date: 1599 priority, precedence …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • antecedence — /an teuh seed ns/, n. 1. the act of going before; precedence. 2. priority. 3. Astron. (of a planet) apparent retrograde motion. [1525 35; ANTECEDE + ENCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • antecedence — noun The act of preceding in time or order …   Wiktionary

  • antecedence — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The act, condition, or right of preceding: precedence, precedency, priority, right of way. See PRECEDE …   English dictionary for students

  • antecedence — an·te·ced·ence || ‚æntɪ siːdÉ™ns n. priority, seniority; preference …   English contemporary dictionary

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