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"precursor" in British English

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precursornoun [C]

uk   /ˌpriːˈkɜː.sər/  us   /-ˈkɝː.sɚ/ formal
something that ​happened or ​existed before another thing, ​especially if it either ​developed into it or had an ​influence on it: Sulphur ​dioxide is the ​main precursor ofacidrain. Biological ​research has often been a precursor tomedicalbreakthroughs.
(Definition of precursor from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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precursornoun [C]

 us   /prɪˈkɜr·sər, ˈpriˌkɜr-/
something that comes before another and may ​lead to it or ​influenceits development: Opponents ​fear this would be a precursor to development of the ​entirecanyon.
(Definition of precursor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “precursor”
in Chinese (Simplified) 先驱,先锋, 先兆,前兆…
in Turkish öncü, haberci, müjdeci…
in Russian предшественник, предтеча…
in Chinese (Traditional) 先驅,先鋒, 先兆,前兆…
in Polish prekursor/ka…
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