I have a question about the term preceding. When the term is used in a sentence like the follow: turn off light only when the preceding light is on.
Does the preceding mean if the light before the position I am on is on? Say that there are 5 light switches in a row and I am at the second switch. I can turn off second switch I am at only if the first switch is on? That is what it means when the definition of preceding says "coming before something in order"?