• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Precursive Preceding; introductory; precursory. "A deep precursive sound."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • precursive Preceding as a herald; prognosticative; predictive.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Precursive anticipatory
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—præ, before, cursorcurrĕre, to run.


In literature:

I could hear Thomas in the pantry, alternately wailing for Mr. Arnold, as he called him, and citing the tokens that had precursed the murder.
"The Circular Staircase" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Now the amoeboid state is a notable phenomenon throughout the monads as precursive of striking change.
"Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XIX, No. 470, Jan. 3, 1885" by Various
A mighty oceanic swell said to precurse the northers of the Atlantic, and felt in great violence at Tristan d'Acunha, where H.M.S.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Every man but Peter laughed again: all took it for a joke precursive of some serious announcement.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20, September, 1877." by Various
Already was the blooming Endymion overspread with smiles and radiance of joy, as a precursive morning-star of his waking day.
"Titan: A Romance" by Jean Paul
That form of coming with a precursive sign in the heaven is just what he contradicted.
"Christianity and Modern Thought" by Various

In science:

Klazar used the following method to show that a sequence (an ) is not Precursive.
The enumeration of simple permutations
Copenhagen interpretation from fundamental principles) that it is the click in the counter that appears “out of the blue”, and “without an event that takes place in the source itself as a precurser to the click”.
Decoherence: Basic Concepts and Their Interpretation
The work of these authors can be viewed as precursive to the discovery of supersymmetry in four dimensions.
Introduction to "The Supersymmetric World: The Beginnings of The Theory"