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prior

US [ˈpraɪr]
UK [ˈpraɪə(r)]
  • adj.先前的;较早的;在前的;优先的
  • n.(小隐修院)院长;(隐修院)会长
  • adv.居先
  • Web先前技术;现有技术;更重要的
Plural Form:priors  
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adj.
1.
先前的;较早的;在前的happening or existing before sth else or before a particular time
Although not essential, some prior knowledge of statistics is desirable.
统计学的知识虽非必要,但最好是学过一点。
This information must not be disclosed without prior written consent .
未事先征得书面许可,此消息不得泄露。
Visits are by prior arrangement .
参观需要事先安排。
Please give us prior notice if you need an evening meal.
需用晚餐者,请预先通知我们。
She will be unable to attend because of a prior engagement .
因事先有别的安排,她将不能出席。
2.
优先的;占先的;较重要的already existing and therefore more important
They have a prior claim to the property.
他们有权优先获得该处房产。
3.
在…前面的before sth
during the week prior to the meeting
在开会前的一周内
n.
1.
(小隐修院)院长a person who is in charge of a group of monks or nuns living in a priory
2.
(隐修院)会长,副院长(in an abbey ) a person next in rank below an abbot or abbess

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