Definitions for precursorprɪˈkɜr sər, ˈpri kɜr-

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. precursor(noun)

    a substance from which another substance is formed (especially by a metabolic reaction)

  2. precursor, forerunner(noun)

    a person who goes before or announces the coming of another

  3. harbinger, forerunner, predecessor, herald, precursor(noun)

    something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. precursor(Noun)

    That which precurses, a forerunner, a predecessor, an indicator of approaching events.

  2. precursor(Noun)

    One of the compounds that participates in the chemical reaction that produces another compound.

  3. Origin: From praecursor

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Precursor(noun)

    one who, or that which, precedes an event, and indicates its approach; a forerunner; a harbinger

Dictionary of Military and Associated TermsRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. precursor

    Any chemical reactant which takes place at any stage in the production by whatever method of a toxic chemical. This includes any key component of a binary or multicomponent chemical system.

Translations for precursor

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  • předchůdceCzech
  • Vorläufer, Präkursor, EduktGerman
  • esiasteFinnish
  • réactif, précurseurFrench
  • prekurzor, előfutárHungarian
  • 前兆, 前駆体, 先駆者, 前駆物質Japanese
  • voorloper, precursorDutch
  • prekursorPolish
  • предшественник, предшественница, реактив, предвестник, предвестницаRussian
  • förelöpare, föregångareSwedish
  • öncülTurkish
  • imvulaZulu

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