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Definition 1: something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for forerunner in the sense of this definition

(forerunner is a kind of ...) something that serves to indicate or suggest

"an indication of foul play" "indications of strain" "symptoms are the prime indicants of disease"

Definition 2: a person who goes before or announces the coming of another - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for forerunner in the sense of this definition

(forerunner is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of forerunner ) one who precedes you in time (as in holding a position or office)

Definition 3: anything that precedes something similar in time - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where forerunner or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience

Synonyms for forerunner in the sense of this definition

(forerunner is a kind of ...) a relation involving time

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