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prec·e·dent

precedent

 
 
pronunciation:
pre s dnt
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part of speech: noun
definition: an action that may serve as an example for future acts of the same nature.
Amelia Earhart's flight across the Atlantic Ocean set a precedent for other female pilots.
synonyms:
example, model, standard, yardstick
similar words:
antecedent
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