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"forerunner" in British English

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forerunnernoun [C]

uk   /ˈfɔːˌrʌn.ər/  us   /ˈfɔːrˌrʌn.ɚ/
something or someone that ​acts as an early and less ​advancedmodel for what will ​appear in the ​future, or a ​warning or ​sign of what is to ​follow: Germany's ​Greenparty was said to be the forerunner ofenvironmentalpartiesthroughoutEurope. The ​drop in ​shareprices in ​March was a forerunner of the ​financialcrash that ​followed in ​June.
(Definition of forerunner from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"forerunner" in American English

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forerunnernoun [C]

 us   /ˈfɔrˌrʌn·ər, ˈfoʊr-/
an early, often less ​advancedmodel of something: His ​machine was a forerunner of the ​moderncomputer.
(Definition of forerunner from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “forerunner”
in Spanish precursor…
in Vietnamese người/vật báo hiệu…
in Malaysian pelopor…
in Thai ผู้บุกเบิก…
in French précurseur…
in German der Vorläufer…
in Chinese (Simplified) 先驱,先行者, 预兆,前兆…
in Turkish öncü, ilk, az gelişmiş modeli…
in Russian предшественник…
in Indonesian pelopor…
in Chinese (Traditional) 先驅,先行者, 預兆,前兆…
in Polish prekursor/ka…
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