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

Synonyms for precursor in the sense of this definition

(precursor 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 precursor in the sense of this definition

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

"there was too much for one person to do"

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

Definition 3: a substance from which another substance is formed (especially by a metabolic reaction) - [noun denoting substance]

(precursor is a kind of ...) the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object

"coal is a hard black material" "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"

(precursor belongs to category ...) the organic chemistry of compounds and processes occurring in organisms; the effort to understand biology within the context of chemistry

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