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Synonyms for preceding
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. preceding(a)(adj)

    existing or coming before

    Antonyms:
    incoming

  2. past(a), preceding(a), retiring(a)(adj)

    of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office

    "a retiring member of the board"

    Antonyms:
    incoming

Wiktionary

  1. preceding(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    succeeding

  2. preceding(adjective)

    On the preceding Monday Shobana had left on vacation.

    Antonyms:
    succeeding

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. preceding

    Antecedent may denote simple priority in time, implying no direct connection between that which goes before and that which follows; as, the striking of one clock may be always antecedent to the striking of another with no causal connection between them. Antecedent and previous may refer to that which goes or happens at any distance in advance, preceding is limited to that which is immediately or next before; an antecedent event may have happened at any time before; the preceding transaction is the one completed just before the one with which it is compared; a previous statement or chapter may be in any part of the book that has gone before; the preceding statement or chapter comes next before without an interval. Previous often signifies first by right; as, a previous engagement. Foregoing is used only of that which is spoken or written; as, the foregoing statements. Anterior, while it can be used of time, is coming to be employed chiefly with reference to place; as the anterior lobes of the brain. Prior bears exclusive reference to time, and commonly where that which is first in time is first also in right; as, a prior demand. Former is used of time, or of position in written or printed matter, not of space in general. We can say former times, a former chapter, etc., but not the former part of a garden; we should say the front part of the garden, the forward car of a train. Former has a close relation, or sharp contrast, with something following; the former always implies the latter, even when not fully expressed, as in Acts i, 1, and Eccles. vii, 10.

    Synonyms:
    antecedent, anterior, earlier, foregoing, former, forward, front, introductory, precedent, preliminary, previous, prior

    Antonyms:
    after, concluding, consequent, following, hind, hinder, hindmost, later, latter, posterior, subsequent, succeeding

    Preposition:
    Such was the state of things previous to the revolution. [Previous to is often used adverbially, in constructions where previously to would be more strictly correct; as, these arrangements were made previous to my departure.]

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. preceding

    Synonyms:
    precedent, former, foregoing, prior, previous, antecedent, anterior

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. preceding(a.)

    Synonyms:
    antecedent, precedent, anterior, previous, prior, precursory

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. preceding(a)

    Synonyms:
    foregoing

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    previous, foregoing, prior, former, earlier, precedent, above, precedents, past, prev, last, preceeding

How to pronounce preceding?

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How to use preceding in a sentence?

  1. United States:

    Embassy and consulate general officials performed multiple follow-up visited and verified screening was preceding comprehensively and efficiently.

  2. Border Protection:

    The first possibility is precluded by statute( the Deputy DHS secretary is the' first assistant,' and Ken Cuccinelli isn't that). He hasn't been confirmed by the Senate, which knocks out the second possibility. And he wasn't at DHS for any time before Secretary Nielsen resigned, let alone 90 of the 365 days preceding her departure. That ought to be the end of it.

  3. Fontenelle:

    A well cultivated mind is made up of all the minds of preceding ages; it is only the one single mind educated by all previous time.

  4. Lorraine Doyne:

    Her fears that her symptoms over the preceding months before she died were cancer-related were proved right. The messages from Bronte are all her own words, and I believe that’s more powerful for people to understand what she went through. I want to see changes and action now.

  5. Vinay Bhaskara:

    The Boeing 737 MAX and Airbus A320neo technologies offer cash savings in operating cost per seat miles of up to 8% (about $3 savings per gallon) against its preceding technology, with current fuel prices, airlines are looking at pricing and capital deployment rather than fuel-saving capabilities.


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