Definition of 'preceding'
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What matters is that you have slept well in the preceding week and that you feel nicely rested. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Indeed, they are the first postwar group not to have higher incomes in early adulthood than those born in the preceding decade. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They also reported how awake they had been during the preceding week. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The preceding months had been full of ferment. The Passion of Michel Foucault (1993)The fine weather of the preceding days faltered. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)The dual leadership of the preceding three weeks was now over. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The consultant talked me through what had changed in the preceding months. The Sun (2012)Others said that intelligence warnings in the preceding weeks had not been acted upon. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This was especially worrying given that three quarters of those surveyed claimed to have experienced rudeness in the preceding year. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Reference was made to the historical story of Jonah and the whale in the preceding chapter. Moby Dick (1901)The preceding decade had been a difficult one for Matisse. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The preceding 18 months had been miserable. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In the preceding weeks, the insults had flown. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It shrank by 0.9 per cent in the preceding three months. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The intensity with which he had lived and raced for the preceding 18 months was simply impossible to maintain. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In the preceding chapter, the weaker results for physical capital were explained in terms of the international mobility of this factor. Competing in a Global Economy (1990)And they cover much the same theoretical ground as this and the preceding chapter, with similar disagreements over the nature of the empirical evidence. The Sociology of Modernization and Development (1988)Over the preceding four years, the same group was the subject of almost 5,000 complaints. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In the preceding days, schools throughout France had been rocked by demonstrations. The Passion of Michel Foucault (1993)Work, as has been said in the preceding chapter, is impersonal and objective. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)The steel company discussed in the preceding chapter did, of course, practice racial discrimination. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)They were also 2.1 per cent higher than in the preceding three months to November. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She had been experiencing an increasing sense of desperation over the preceding weeks, and she didn't really know why. Banish Anxiety - how to stop worrying and take charge of your life (1991)That was added to a 4.3 per cent rise in total like-for-like sales for the preceding nine weeks of the fourth quarter. The Sun (2014)In the preceding week, I lost my appetite and had sleepless nights of dread. Times, Sunday Times (2014)An applicable large employer is an employer that employed an average of at least 50 full-time employees on business days during the preceding calendar year. Christianity Today (2000)In the preceding days, doctors had begun weaning me off my medication but I began to suffer from extreme anxiety. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'preceding'
British English: preceding /prɪˈsiːdɪŋ/ ADJECTIVE
You refer to the period of time or the thing immediately before the one that you are talking about as the preceding one.
...friends I had already met during the preceding months.
- American English: preceding
- Arabic: سالِف
- Brazilian Portuguese: precedente
- Chinese: 在前的
- Croatian: prethodni
- Czech: předchozí
- Danish: forudgående
- Dutch: voorafgaand
- European Spanish: precedente
- Finnish: edeltävä
- French: précédent
- German: vorhergehend
- Greek: προηγούμενος
- Italian: precedente
- Japanese: 前の
- Korean: 선행하는
- Norwegian: forrige
- Polish: poprzedzający
- European Portuguese: precedente
- Romanian: precedent
- Russian: предшествующий
- Spanish: precedente
- Swedish: föregående
- Thai: ที่มาก่อน
- Turkish: önceki
- Ukrainian: попередній
- Vietnamese: trước
Definition of preceding from the Collins English Dictionary
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