a) Pertaining to events that will follow.
b) Of or pertaining to a precursor.

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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 — I adjective advance, antecedent, beginning, earlier, exploratory, first, foregoing, forerunning, foreshadowing, forewarning, foundational, inaugural, inauguratory, initiatory, introductory, leading, praecurrentia, precedent, preceding, precursive …   Law dictionary

  • 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 — 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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