Definition of 'precursor'
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Will it prove a catalyst, a precursor to brighter things? Times, Sunday Times (2010)According to the programme, this brutal technique is the necessary precursor to nuptials. Times, Sunday Times (2011)As it is, it comes across merely as a poor imitation of its great 19th-century precursors. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Indeed, the civil action from the US government may be the precursor to criminal actions. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'precursor'
British English: precursor NOUN
A precursor of something is a similar thing that happened or existed before it, often something which led to the existence or development of that thing.
He said that the deal should not be seen as a precursor to a merger.
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