precursor

precursor
[[t]priːkɜ͟ː(r)sə(r)[/t]]
precursors
N-COUNT: usu with supp, oft N of/to n
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.

Real tennis, an ancient precursor of the modern game, originated in the eleventh century...

He said that the deal should not be seen as a precursor to a merger.

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  • Precursor — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Precursor es el término usado por los Testigos de Jehová para designar a los hombres y mujeres que voluntariamente dedican cierta cantidad de horas al ministerio del campo o predicación. El término deriva de la forma …   Wikipedia Español

  • Precursor — or Precursors may refer to:*Precursor (bird), a hypothesized genus of fossil birds that was actually composed of fossilized parts of unrelated animals *Precursor (chemistry), a compound that participates in the chemical reaction that produces… …   Wikipedia

  • precursor — PRECURSÓR, OÁRE, precursori, oare, s.m. şi f. Persoană care pregăteşte, prin activitatea sa, terenul pentru o dezvoltare ulterioară mai largă într un anumit domeniu; deschizător de drumuri; înaintaş, premergător. – Din fr. précurseur. Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • precursor — m. metabol. Sustancia necesaria para fabricar otra de más compleja. Medical Dictionary. 2011. precursor Característica o …   Diccionario médico

  • precursor — I noun advance guard, ancestor, announcer, antecedent, augury, avant courier, forebearer, forefather, foregoer, forerunner, guide, harbinger, herald, omen, parent, pathfinder, patriarch, pioneer, portent, precursor, praenuntius, precedent,… …   Law dictionary

  • precursor — [n1] something that indicates outcome or event beforehand forerunner, harbinger, herald, messenger, outrider, usher, vanguard; concepts 70,278 precursor [n2] something that precedes another ancestor, antecedent, antecessor, forebear, foregoer,… …   New thesaurus

  • Precursor — Pre*cur sor, n. [L. praecursor, fr. praecurrere to run before; prae before + currere to run. See {Course}.] One who, or that which, precedes an event, and indicates its approach; a forerunner; a harbinger. [1913 Webster] Evil thoughts are the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • precursor — precursor. См. предшественник. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • precursor — precursor, ra adjetivo y sustantivo pionero, iniciador. * * * Sinónimos: ■ iniciador, pionero, antepasado, ascendiente, precedente, adelantado …   Diccionario de sinónimos y antónimos

  • precursor — (n.) early 15c., from L. praecursor forerunner, from praecursus, pp. of praecurrere, from prae before (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + currere to run (see CURRENT (Cf. current)). Related: Precursory …   Etymology dictionary

  • precursor — |ô| adj. s. m. 1. Que ou quem vem à frente. = DIANTEIRO ≠ TRASEIRO 2. Que ou quem vem adiante de alguém para anunciar a sua chegada. 3. Que ou quem anuncia ou prevê um acontecimento futuro. 4. Que ou quem é o primeiro a apresentar determinadas… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

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