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precursor

Roget category 64

1. Words expressing abstract relations
1.4. Order
›› 1.4.2. Consecutive order

#64. Precursor

noun

precursor, antecedent, precedent, predecessorforerunner, vancourier, avant-coureur [Fr.], pioneer, prodrome, prodromos, prodromus, outriderleader, bellwetherherald, harbingerforebodingdawnavant-courier, avant-garde, bellmare, forelooper, foreloper, stalking-horse, voorlooper [Afrik.], voortrekker [Afrik.].
prelude, preamble, preface, prologue, foreword, avant-propos [Fr.], protasis, proemium, prolusion, proem, prolepsis [Gramm.], prolegomena, prefix, introductionheading, frontispiece, groundworkpreparation etc. 673overture, exordium [Lat.], symphonypremises.
prefigurement etc. 511omen etc. 512.

adjective

precursoryprelusive, prelusory, preludiousproemial, introductory, prefatory, prodromous, inaugural, preliminaryprecedent etc. (prior) 116.

phrase

a precedent embalms a principle" [Disraeli].



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