Prior synonyms

prī'ər
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(Informal) Premature; occurring too soon.
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An item's relative importance.
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Preceding in time; earlier; past
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A measure of the amount of time a person has been a member of an organization, as compared to other members, and with an eye towards awarding privileges to those who have been members longer.
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At some time in the future.
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Just gone by or elapsed
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Comparative form of early: more early
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Earlier, either in time or order.
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Occurring before or in front of something else, in time, place, rank or sequence.
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Just gone by or elapsed
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(Bot.) On the side away from the main stem
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Of an earlier time; former
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(Postmodifier) Following expressions of time to indicate how long ago something happened; ago. [from 15th c.]
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Of, relating to, or constituting a precedent.
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Introductory; preliminary
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Manifesting or originating from partiality or preference:
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The definition of preliminary is something that happens or comes before the main action.
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Influencing or applying to a period prior to enactment:
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(Geology) A geologic process that explain how and why antecedent rivers can cut through mountain systems instead of going around them.
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The state of being anterior or preceding in time or in situation; priority.
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An official or conventional ranking of dignitaries in order of importance
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The status of being preeminent, dominant or ascendant.
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An office, rank, or honor to which a person is advanced
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A property, attribute or ability which gives one a superiority or advantage over others; an inherent advantage or privilege; a talent.
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The state of being first in time, order, rank, etc.
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An instance of this
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The quality or condition of being supreme.
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Nearer the rear (esp. of a ship or aircraft)
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Coming after; following in time, place, or order
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Completed before need or a milestone event.
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(Now rare) Coming before in a particular order or arrangement; preceding, foregoing. [from 15th c.]
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Said, written, or encountered just before; previous:
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Going before
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An interval separating two points of this quantity; a duration.
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The presentation of a case as ready for consideration.
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