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Synonyms for precursor
prɪˈkɜr sər, ˈpri kɜr-pre·cur·sor

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.5 / 4 votes

  1. precursor

    forerunner, harbinger, herald, pioneer, advance-guard, cause

    follower, consequent, result, effect, event

Princeton's WordNet1.4 / 7 votes

  1. precursornoun

    a substance from which another substance is formed (especially by a metabolic reaction)

    harbinger, predecessor, forerunner, herald

  2. precursor, forerunnernoun

    a person who goes before or announces the coming of another

    harbinger, predecessor, forerunner, antecedent, herald

  3. harbinger, forerunner, predecessor, herald, precursornoun

    something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone

    harbinger, predecessor, trumpeter, forerunner, antecedent, herald

Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. precursornoun

    forerunner, predecessor

  2. precursornoun

    messenger, harbinger, herald

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "precursor":

    precursors, forerunner, harbinger, pioneer, prelude, predecessor

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  1. Scott Feinberg:

    The fact they have not won any of the major precursor awards is notable, this doesn't mean they won't be competitive in other categories.

  2. Recep Kutuk:

    It was really powerful. I hope this is not a precursor to another major earthquake.

  3. Ian Storey:

    As these facilities become operational, Chinese warnings to both military and civilian aircraft will become routine, these events are a precursor to an ADIZ, or an undeclared but de facto ADIZ, and one has to expect tensions to rise.

  4. Aimee Eyvazzadeh:

    They've said they've discovered this precursor cell in humans and this cell can somehow mature into healthy, young fertilizable eggs? Well, that's awesome, let me at that cell!

  5. Paisit Sangkahapong:

    However, there are still some other precursor chemicals that get through our checkpoints to the Golden Triangle area. This is something we have to work on.

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