[p_ɹ_ɪ_s_ˈiː_d_ɪ_ŋ], [pɹɪsˈiːdɪŋ], [pɹɪsˈiːdɪŋ]

Definitions of preceding:

  1.   Going before; antecedent. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2.   Going before in time, rank, etc.: antecedent: previous: former. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Quotes for preceding:

  1. Scientists are really very conscious of the fact that they stand on the shoulders of an enormous tree of preceding workers and that their own contribution is not so enormous. – Martin Fleischmann
  2. Through loyalty to the past, our mind refuses to realize that tomorrow's joy is possible only if today's makes way for it; that each wave owes the beauty of its line only to the withdrawal of the preceding one. – Andre Gide
  3. In the twelve months immediately preceding the outbreak; of war, the quantity of spirits, both domestic and imported released for sale in Canada, amounted to over three and a half million proof gallons. – William Lyon Mackenzie King
  4. A pure mathematical series would be one in which each term is derived from the preceding term by a rule. – George Oppen
  5. That all who have ever been born men from the beginning of creation, and are deceased, are either in heaven or in hell, follows from those things which have been said and shown in the preceding article, namely, that Heaven and Hell are from the human race. – Emanuel Swedenborg

Usage examples for preceding:

  1. The guests of the preceding night had been summoned to their duty, as the royal train might be certainly expected in the course of the morning. ” – The Peasant and the Prince by Harriet Martineau
  2. “ Gertrude had been distinctly pleased with the young man the preceding summer. ” – A Romance in Transit by Francis Lynde
  3. The preceding line for line, is printed in a large gothic type: the rest of the work in a small close gothic letter. ” – A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  4. The Gorlitza, like the preceding dance, is divided into parts. ” – Routledge's Manual of Etiquette by George Routledge
  5. He had reached home late on the preceding evening, and at the moment of Mr. Levy's call was in his dressing- room. ” – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  6. We cannot doubt that this poem, like the preceding came from the depths of the poet's own heart. ” – A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.) by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
  7. “ Rico sat within, this time, with his companion, and had scarcely settled himself comfortably in his corner when his eyes closed and he slept; for he had not slept an hour on the preceding night, so great had been his excitement. ” – Rico And Wiseli Rico And Stineli, And How Wiseli Was Provided For by Johanna Spyri
  8. The May interest on the Railroad bonds was provided for in the same manner as on the preceding November. ” – The History of Peru by Henry S. Beebe
  9. The feeling in this speech is very deep, but it is quieter and more subdued than the preceding one. ” – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  10. Otherwise the solution is correct enough, each member being, as required, a knight's move from the preceding number, and the original corner cell vacant. ” – Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney

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