- of the nature of a precursor; preliminary; introductory: precursory remarks.
- indicative of something to follow: precursory indications of disease.
Also pre·cur·sive [pri-kur-siv] /prɪˈkɜr sɪv/.
Origin of precursory
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Examples from the Web for precursive
That form of coming with a precursive sign in the heaven is just what he contradicted.
The Jewish theologians tried to determine the precursive signs of the near approach of his advent.
Now the amœboid state is a notable phenomenon throughout the monads as precursive of striking change.
- serving as a precursor
- preliminary or introductory
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