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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Antecedence  \An`te*ced"ence\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  or  state  of  going  before  in  time;  precedence.  --H. 
  Spenser. 
 
  2.  (Astron.)  An  apparent  motion  of  a  planet  toward  the  west; 
  retrogradation. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  antecedence 
  n  :  preceding  in  time  [syn:  {priority},  {antecedency},  {anteriority}, 
  {precedence}]  [ant:  {posteriority}] 




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