precursor Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a substance from which another substance is formed (especially by a metabolic reaction)
noun a person who goes before or announces the coming of another
noun something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
predecessor; herald; forerunner; harbinger.
One who, or that which, precedes an event, and indicates its approach; a forerunner; a harbinger.
Evil thoughts are the invisible, airy precursors of all the storms and tempests of the soul. Buckminster.
Syn. -- Predecessor; forerunner; harbinger; messenger; omen; sign.
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