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/.
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How to use precursory in a sentence
In the dark branches of the trees the wind whistled mournfully, and the scudding clouds were precursory of rain.The Doctor of Pimlico | William Le Queux
The inventory of precursory types sees nothing but organic resemblances and disdains the differences of aptitude.More Hunting Wasps | J. Henri Fabre
Pigmentation, of a yellowish or brownish color, is often a precursory and accompanying symptom.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin | Henry Weightman Stelwagon
As has been mentioned before, it does not as a rule attend the precursory symptoms.Prof. Koch's Method to Cure Tuberculosis Popularly Treated | Max Birnbaum
This brilliant sun suddenly burst upon me unheralded by any precursory ray.The Cross of Berny | Emile de Girardin
British Dictionary definitions for precursory
serving as a precursor
preliminary or introductory
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