1. precedence

noun. ['ˈprɛsədəns'] status established in order of importance or urgency.


  • front burner
  • back burner
  • high status
  • precedency


  • back burner
  • low status
  • peristalsis
  • anastalsis

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Rhymes with Precedence

  • abeyance
  • abhorrence
  • absence
  • abstinence
  • abundance
  • acceptance
  • acceptance
  • accordance
  • acquaintance
  • acquiescence
  • adherence
  • admittance
  • adolescence
  • adolescence
  • adriance
  • affluence
  • agence
  • allegiance
  • alliance
  • allowance

How do you pronounce precedence?

Pronounce precedence as ˈprɛsədəns.

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How do you spell precedence? Is it precidence ?

A common misspelling of precedence is precidence

Sentences with precedence

1. Noun, singular or mass
Wear badges according to the order of precedence starting on the right and going to the left.

Quotes about precedence

1. For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.
- Richard Feynman

2. Unless I understand the Cross, I cannot understand why my commitment to what is right must be precedence over what I prefer.
- Ravi Zacharias, I, Isaac, Take Thee, Rebekah: Moving from Romance to Lasting Love

2. precedence

noun. ['ˈprɛsədəns'] preceding in time.


  • priority
  • earliness
  • anteriority
  • precedency
  • antecedency


  • posteriority
  • activation
  • sink
  • source

3. precedence

noun. ['ˈprɛsədəns'] the act of preceding in time or order or rank (as in a ceremony).


  • precession
  • precedency


  • discontinuance
  • assembly
  • discontinuation