verb (predates, predating, predated)
- A publication, such as a newspaper or magazine, that is issued with a printed date later than the date of issue.
- To designate a date earlier than the actual one; to move a date, appointment, event, or period of time to an earlier point (contrast "postdate".)
- (transitive) To exist, or to occur before something else; to antedate (the more correct term for this usage.)
- The Japanese use of Pascal's Triangle predates its discovery by Blaise Pascal.
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