predecessor

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English predecessour, from Old French predecesseor (forebear), from Late Latin praedēcessor, from Latin prae- (pre-) + Latin dēcessor (retiring officer), from Latin dēcēdō (I retire, I die) (English decease).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɹiːdɪsɛsə(ɹ)/
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  • (Canada) IPA(key): /ˈpɹiːdɪsɛsɚ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpɹɛd.ə.sɛs.ɚ/, /ˈpɹi.də.sɛs.ɚ/

NounEdit

predecessor (plural predecessors)

  1. One who precedes; one who has preceded another in any state, position, office, etc.; one whom another follows or comes after, in any office or position.
    Antonym: successor
    Hyponym: forebear
  2. A model or type of machinery or device which precedes the current one. Usually used to describe an earlier, outdated model.
    Antonym: successor
    The steam engine was the predecessor of diesel and electric locomotives.
  3. (mathematics) A vertex having a directed path to another vertex

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predecessor m (plural predecessors, feminine predecessora)

  1. predecessor

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NounEdit

predecessor m (plural predecessores, feminine predecessora, feminine plural predecessoras)

  1. predecessor (something or someone who precedes)
    Synonym: antecessor

AdjectiveEdit

predecessor m (feminine singular predecessora, masculine plural predecessores, feminine plural predecessoras, comparable)

  1. preceding (occurring before or in front of something else)
    Synonyms: antecessor, anterior