Precluded vs Preluded - What's the difference?

precluded | preluded |


As verbs the difference between precluded and preluded

is that precluded is (preclude) while preluded is (prelude).

precluded

English

Verb

(head)
  • (preclude)

  • preclude

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (obsolete)

    Verb

    (preclud)
  • Remove the possibility of; (l); prevent or exclude; to make (l).
  • It has been raining for days, but that doesn’t preclude the possibility that the skies will clear by this afternoon!
  • * {{quote-web
  • , date = 2013-08-09 , author = Douglas Main , title = Israel Outlaws Water Fluoridation , site = livescience , url = http://www.livescience.com/38796-israel-outlaws-water-fluoridation.html , accessdate = 2013-09-30 }}
    Israel's decision to ban fluoridation follows a vote to preclude the practice in Portland, Ore., and Wichita, Kan. It was also recently overturned in Hamilton, the fourth most populous city in New Zealand.

    Derived terms

    * precludable * preclusion * preclusive * preclusively

    preluded

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (prelude)

  • prelude

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An introductory or preliminary performance or event; a preface.
  • (music) A short piece of music that acts as an introduction to a longer piece.
  • Verb

    (prelud)
  • To introduce something, as a prelude.
  • To play an introduction or prelude; to give a prefatory performance.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • The musicians preluded on their instruments.
  • * Jeffrey
  • We are preluding too largely, and must come at once to the point.

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