Examples from the Web for precursor
That convention, though poorly attended, was the precursor to the Constitutional Convention.
It includes a quote from Ehud Olmert, the interim Prime Minister of Israel in 2003, as a precursor to gameplay.
Here, the blockage of RNA prevents extra amyloid from being produced by targeting its precursor protein and making less of it.
In fact, of all the precursor awards, the SAG is probably the best indicator of the eventual Oscar winner.The SAG Awards Best Speeches…And What They Mean for Oscar|Kevin Fallon|January 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What could audiences possibly gain from watching Hollywood personnel go through the motions of adhering to an Asian precursor?
Perhaps, she told herself, this mood too would pass like its precursor.Flint|Maud Wilder Goodwin
The chirograph was the precursor of the modern indenture, the commonest form of English deeds, though no longer a tally.
This was probably the precursor of Kabul itself, and other "Begrams" are known in India.The Gates of India|Thomas Holdich
This is the first announcement of a fixed abiding presence of God in the midst of men, and it is therefore the precursor of much.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus|G. A. Chadwick
Her human nature can scarcely repress such an exclamation, which is too often but the precursor of her own ruin.The History of Prostitution|William W. Sanger