• (GA) IPA: /pɹɨˈkɜɹs/

precurse (precurses, present participle precursing; past and past participle precursed)

  1. (transitive) To forerun or precede.
    • 1987, Shrikant Jichkar, Explorations in Economic Theory of Socialism, page 151 ↗,
      It is true that competition in capitalism precurses new economic order.
    • 1994, Herbert A. Kirst, 5: Semi-Synthetic Derivatives of 16-Membered Macrolide Antibiotics, Gwynn Pennant Ellis, David K. Luscombe (editors), Progress in Medicinal Chemistry, Volume 31, page 278 ↗,
      As one example, precursing a strain of S. ambofaciens with an aglycone of tylosin while blocking production of spiramycin with cerulenin yielded hybrid macrolides named chimeramycins, which combined structural elements of both tylosin and spiramycin [152].
    • 2006, Johan Muller, On the shoulders of giants: verticality of knowledge and the school curriculum, Rob Moore, Madeleine Arnot, John Beck, Harry Daniels (editors), Knowledge, Power and Educational Reform, page 23 ↗,
      The only way this can be intelligible is by conceiving that school maths competence ‘precurses’ (Gee, 2001) university maths competence, which ‘precurses’ real maths adeptness. […] After all, this idea of the interpenetration of symbolic competence is built into Bernstein's explanation of how the middle-class home code precurses its young into the school code better than does the working-class home code.
    • 2010, Charles E. Needham, Blast Waves, page 233 ↗,
      I will use the Priscilla event as a representative example of a thermally precursed blast wave from a nuclear detonation.

precurse (plural precurses)

  1. (archaic) A prediction, a prognostication.

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