precursor

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin praecursor (forerunner).

PronunciationEdit

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈpɹiːˌkɜɹ.səɹ/, /pɹɨˈkɜɹ.səɹ/
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NounEdit

precursor (plural precursors)

  1. That which precurses: a forerunner, predecessor, or indicator of approaching events.
    • 2013 September-October, Katie L. Burke, “In the News”, in American Scientist:
      Oxygen levels on Earth skyrocketed 2.4 billion years ago, when cyanobacteria evolved photosynthesis: [] . The evolutionary precursor of photosynthesis is still under debate, and a new study sheds light. The critical component of the photosynthetic system is the “water-oxidizing complex”, made up of manganese atoms and a calcium atom.
  2. (chemistry) One of the compounds that participates in the chemical reaction that produces another compound.

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precursor (not comparable)

  1. (telecommunications, of intersymbol interference) Caused by the following symbol.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin praecuror, praecursorem.

AdjectiveEdit

precursor (feminine precursora, masculine plural precursors, feminine plural precursores)

  1. precursory, preceding

NounEdit

precursor m (plural precursors, feminine precursora)

  1. precursor

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin praecursor

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precursor m (plural precursors, diminutive precursortje n)

  1. precursor, forerunner

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin praecuror, praecursorem.

NounEdit

precursor m (plural precursores, feminine precursora, feminine plural precursoras)

  1. precursor; forerunner (something that led to the development of another)

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AdjectiveEdit

precursor m (feminine singular precursora, masculine plural precursores, feminine plural precursoras, comparable)

  1. precursory (pertaining to events that will follow)

Further readingEdit

  • precursor” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French précurseur.

NounEdit

precursor m (plural precursori)

  1. precursor

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin praecuror, praecursorem.

AdjectiveEdit

precursor (feminine precursora, masculine plural precursores, feminine plural precursoras)

  1. precursory, preceding

NounEdit

precursor m (plural precursores, feminine precursora, feminine plural precursoras)

  1. precursor, forerunner

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