Relation: before/after From: Time-Interval To: Time-Interval Description: One Time-Interval occurs before another. Examples: Morning precedes evening. You start the engine before driving your car. Neighboring Concepts:Similar to...But different because... temporally-overlaps before asserts that one Time-Interval comes strictly before another. Temporally-overlaps, on the other hand, means that the two Time-Intervals overlap to some extent.