precursory


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pre·cur·so·ry

 (prĭ-kûr′sə-rē)
adj.
1. Preceding or preliminary; introductory: a precursory statement.
2. Suggesting or indicating something to follow.
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precursory

(prɪˈkɜːsərɪ) or

precursive

adj
1. serving as a precursor
2. preliminary or introductory
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.precursory - warning of future misfortune
prophetic, prophetical - foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention; "prophetic writings"; "prophetic powers"; "words that proved prophetic"
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Translations

precursory

[prɪˈkɜːsərɪ] ADJpreliminar
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precursory

adjeinleitend
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Furthermore, every time a ladder is used it should be given a precursory inspection.