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noun [countable] predecessor pronunciation in British English /ˈpriːdɪˌsesə(r)/
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pluralpredecessors
  1. 1
    the person who had a job or official position before someone else
    Algood seems to have learned nothing from the faults of his predecessors.
  2. 2
    something that has been replaced by another thing
    The scheme, like its two predecessors, had little chance to prove itself.

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