how to pronounce precursor


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precursor is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of precursor in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… window rest kind of precursor to a food …”

meanings of precursor


  1. One of the compounds that participates in the chemical reaction that produces another compound.
  2. That which precurses: a forerunner, predecessor, or indicator of approaching events.


  1. Caused by the following symbol.

precursor frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word precursor occurs in english on average 1.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics precursor can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that precursor can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

words that rhyme with precursor


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