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prɪˈkɜr sər, ˈpri kɜr-pre·cur·sor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. precursornoun

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

  2. precursor, forerunnernoun

    a person who goes before or announces the coming of another

  3. harbinger, forerunner, predecessor, herald, precursornoun

    something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone

Wiktionary

  1. precursornoun

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

  2. precursornoun

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

  3. Etymology: From praecursor

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Precursornoun

    Forerunner; harbinger.

    Etymology: præcursor, Lat. precurseur, Fr.

    Jove’s lightnings, the precursers
    Of dreadful thunder claps, more momentary
    Were not. William Shakespeare, Tempest.

    This contagion might have been presaged upon consideration of its precursors, viz. a rude winter, and a close, sulphurous and fiery air. Gideon Harvey, on the Plague.

    Thomas Burnet played the precurser to the coming of Homer in his Homerides. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Precursornoun

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

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of precursor in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of precursor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of precursor in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Be yourself! Dare to respect yourself before anyone else! Self-respect is the precursor to Courage. Most people realize soon that one of the major regrets of life is yielding to the wishes of others, instead of doing what their heart desired most, and not being themselves. So be yourself, and you'll never regret.

  2. Paisit Sangkahapong:

    However, there are still some other precursor chemicals that get through our checkpoints to the Golden Triangle area. This is something we have to work on.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Solemos decir "perdón y olvido". Esa es mi humilde opinión la secuencia correcta. Si quieres olvidar a alguien o algún evento desagradable, primero debe perdonar. El perdón es el precursor de olvidar. Si vosotros no perdonáis, que nunca olvidará, y que alguien o ese evento desagradable se quedará con usted, tallada en el interior de su corazón y el fondo de tu mente. Como una cámara de magma de un volcán, a continuación, encarnar la lava ardiente de odio y cenizas volcánicas de malos recuerdos. Por lo que seguir adelante con la vida, usted debe aprender a perdonar, en primer lugar, incluso en las peores personas que redondear. La corriente de la vida sería entonces fluir suavemente y sin problemas - adelante y hacia arriba.

  4. Madeline Bernstein:

    Two years is a great sentence, typically across the county we're battling with people taking these cases seriously. It's a significant crime, a violent crime and can be a precursor of violence toward people.

  5. Christopher Hill:

    You bet it would be seen as a precursor to military action.

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