Predating definition

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co.

If your interest in soul music predates your sister's, you loved it first.

He also points out that in three subsequent sentences of the article, snails are stated to be “predating on” bivalves. Hence, if one is writing about prey and predators, one needs to be clear about what is meant in English, by using a term such as “were preying on” as Dr Orstan suggests.It can often be difficult to separate various types of feeding behaviors.For example, some parasitic species prey on a host organism and then lay their eggs on it for their offspring to feed on it while it continues to live in or on its decaying corpse after it has died.A commenter at the Snails’ Tails post writes that he uses the term “depredate”, but I don’t think this is necessary or desirable, or even correct in this context (to my knowledge and my dictionary’s).Operating systems that create a link between users and the applications form the core of computer systems.

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