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Priority ( Latin prior 'the front' ) generally denotes the priority of a thing. The rank can result from the chronological order of events ( urgency ) or, conversely, an order can be determined based on an evaluation ( prioritization ).

Examples of the former are the right of priority , where an early application is important for the granting of industrial property rights, and the biological priority rule , according to which the name introduced by the first descriptor should be used for a taxon .

In the opposite case, both the importance and the urgency can be taken into account when assessing which task is processed first , for example in corporate or private time management or in the process scheduling of IT systems. The resulting order does not have to be in time. In chemical nomenclature, the rank of a structural element of a substance determines its position in the name of the substance.

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