I adjective advance, antecedent, beginning, earlier, exploratory, first, foregoing, forerunning, foreshadowing, forewarning, foundational, inaugural, inauguratory, initiatory, introductory, leading, praecurrentia, precedent, preceding, precursive, prefatory, preliminary, preludial, preludious, prelusive, prelusory, preparatory, prevenient, previous, prior, prognosticate II index aforesaid, antecedent, before mentioned, elementary, incipient, last (preceding), ominous, oracular, original (initial), preliminary, preparatory, previous, prior

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  • Precursory — Pre*cur so*ry, a. [L. praecursorius.] Preceding as a precursor or harbinger; indicating something to follow; as, precursory symptoms of a fever. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Precursory — Pre*cur so*ry, n. An introduction. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • precursory — [prē kʉr′sə rē] adj. [L praecursorius] 1. serving as a precursor, or harbinger; indicating something to follow 2. introductory; preliminary …   English World dictionary

  • precursory — /pri kerr seuh ree/, adj. 1. of the nature of a precursor; preliminary; introductory: precursory remarks. 2. indicative of something to follow: precursory indications of disease. Also, precursive /pri kerr siv/. [1590 1600; < L praecursorius. See …   Universalium

  • precursory — pre·cur·so·ry pri kər sə rē adj having the character of a precursor: PREMONITORY <precursory symptoms of a fever> …   Medical dictionary

  • precursory — precursor ► NOUN ▪ a person or thing that comes before another of the same kind. DERIVATIVES precursory adjective. ORIGIN Latin praecursor, from praecurrere precede …   English terms dictionary

  • precursory — adjective see precursor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • precursory — adjective a) Pertaining to events that will follow. b) Of or pertaining to a precursor …   Wiktionary

  • precursory — Synonyms and related words: antecedent, anterior, augural, chief, exordial, first, foreboding, foregoing, foremost, forerunning, foreshadowing, foreshowing, foretokening, forewarning, heading, headmost, heavy with meaning, inaugural, indicative,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • precursory — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. previous, prior, preliminary; see preceding …   English dictionary for students

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