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Please tell me the difference between these two nouns:
ANTECEDENT and PRECEDENT
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antecedent: something that comes before another thing
"Depression is sometimes the antecedent of war."
precedent: an earlier event that is used an an example to follow in similar circumstances
"The election of a woman as Britain's prime minister was without precedent."
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