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predecessor

[′pred·ə‚ses·ər]
(mathematics)
For a vertex a in a directed graph, any vertex b for which there is an arc between a and b directed from b to a.

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Like a wise man he had set to work to rebuild the injured popularity of his house and stop up the gaps and ruins in which his name had been left by his disreputable and thriftless old predecessor.
He left a card upon his neighbour in the course of a day or two, having never thought fit to notice his predecessor, though they had lived near each other for near a century past.
The irrigation of these lands in the Zaraisky province had been initiated by the predecessor of Alexey Alexandrovitch's predecessor.
The first act of this Sage, was, to administer to the effects of his predecessor, by disinterring all the cheese and halfpence he had buried in the garden--a work of immense labour and research, to which he devoted all the energies of his mind.
Reality may soon put a damper on the return of Twinkies as it appears the cakes are smaller than their predecessors.
The cars also cost less, with the hatchback models being an average of pounds 300 less than their predecessors.
Thant, as is well-known to serious students of the world body, followed in the footsteps of his predecessors at the UN as an anti-American and pro-Soviet apologist.
CHICAGO, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- LaSalle Bank Corporation today released findings from an exhaustive study of its predecessors, which found no historical connections between LaSalle and African slavery in the United States and the Americas.
Stepping into the shoes of that future saint is a daunting task, but the new pope will have the comfort of knowing that he will take with him the prayers of the world, the protection of the great Mother of God, and the blessing of the God who has guided all his predecessors back to St.
Broadly speaking, Stephen Guy-Bray's Homoerotic Space is a study of what Adrienne Rich has called "writing as re-vision": the way writers widely separated by time and culture from their predecessors can make use of those predecessors in their own contexts.
The FJ-4's wings shared the same 35-degree sweep as its predecessors, but were more tapered and had smaller thickness ratio.
His predecessors, top Clinton Treasury chiefs Robert Rubin and Larry Sumers, had demonstrated extraordinary skill at grabbing bureaucratic turf.