Definition of Precursory

1. Adjective. Warning of future misfortune.

Exact synonyms: Premonitory
Similar to: Prophetic, Prophetical



Definition of Precursory

1. a. Preceding as a precursor or harbinger; indicating something to follow; as, precursory symptoms of a fever.

2. n. An introduction.

Definition of Precursory

1. Adjective. Pertaining to events that will follow. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to a precursor. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Precursory

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Precursory

precured
precures
precuring
precurrer
precurrers
precurse
precursed
precurses
precursing
precursive
precursor
precursor tip
precursors
precursorship
precursorships
precursory (current term)
precurtain
precut
precuts
precutting
precycle
precycled
precycles
precycling
pred
predacean
predaceans
predaceous
predaceousness
predacious

Literary usage of Precursory

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1. Epilepsy and Other Chronic Convulsive Diseases: Their Causes, Symptoms, and by William Richard Gowers (1901)
"precursory SYMPTOMS.—Beside the immediate warning, attacks in some patients are preceded for hours or days by symptoms indicative of disturbance of the ..."

2. The Cyclones of the Far East by José Algué (1904)
"INDIRECT precursory SIGNS—THE HURRICANE WAVE AND SWELL. Thus far we have explained the direct precursory signs of typhoons and shown how a skillful ..."

3. A Theoretical and practical treatise on midwifery by Pierre Cazeaux (1857)
"The term of gestation is most usually announced by a collection of symptoms, to which the majority of authors have applied the name of the " precursory ..."

4. The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte by Auguste Comte, Harriet Martineau (1893)
"The convulsion had indeed been clearly foreseen by eminent precursory thinkers for above a century, and had been emphati- events. cally announced by three ..."

5. Diagnostics of the Fundus Oculi by Edward Leroy Oatman (1920)
"The important retinal vascular changes of the precursory stage frequently escape observation. They are not prominent and must be diligently sought with the ..."

6. A System of midwifery by Edward Rigby (1851)
"precursory SYMPTOMS.—FIRST CONTRACTIONS.—ACTION OF THE PAINS. ... precursory symptoms. For some time before the commencement of actual labour, ..."

7. Diary, of Thomas Burton, Esq. Member in the Parliaments of Oliver and by Thomas Burton, Goddard, Guibon (1828)
"... satisfaction enough to yourselves, of that, as a precursory thing, that if all the Pro- ... precursory ..."

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