precursory

[ pri-kur-suh-ree ]
/ prɪˈkɜr sə ri /

adjective

of the nature of a precursor; preliminary; introductory: precursory remarks.
indicative of something to follow: precursory indications of disease.

Nearby words

  1. precrime,
  2. precritical,
  3. precuneus,
  4. precursive,
  5. precursor,
  6. precursory cartilage,
  7. precut,
  8. precycle,
  9. pred.,
  10. predacious

Also pre·cur·sive [pri-kur-siv] /prɪˈkɜr sɪv/.

Origin of precursory

From the Latin word praecursōrius, dating back to 1590–1600. See precursor, cursory

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British Dictionary definitions for precursory

precursory

precursive

/ (prɪˈkɜːsərɪ) /

adjective

serving as a precursor
preliminary or introductory
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