- precursor: see course
- precursor (n.)
- early 15c., from Middle French precurseur and directly from Latin praecursor "forerunner," agent noun from past participle stem of praecurrere, from prae "before" (see pre-) + currere "to run" (see current (adj.)). Related: Precursory.
- 1. Error is often the precursor of what is correct.
- 2. Real tennis, an ancient precursor of the modern game, originated in the eleventh century.
- 3. Error is often the precursor of what is correct, but conceit is the prelude to a fall.
- 错误往往是正确的先导, 骄傲是跌跤的前奏.
- 4. He said that the deal should not be seen as a precursor to a merger.
- 5. In the past this had been the precursor to strong decisions.
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