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precursor
used in The Tipping Point

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Definition
an indication of (or contributing factor to) something to come

or in chemistry:  a substance from which another substance is formed — especially by a metabolic reaction
  • One set, for example, was simple aptitude tests developed by the Institute for Educational Research, a precursor to the group that now develops the SATs.
    Chapter 4 (62% in)
  • Although it is probably more romantic to cast this process as one of interpersonal revelation and acceptance, it can also be appreciated as a necessary precursor to transactive memory.
    Chapter 5 (84% in)

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