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predecessor

noun

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something belonging to an earlier time from which something else was later developed
  • the once-ubiquitous typewriter was the predecessor of today's electronic keyboard

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The first known use of predecessor was in the 14th century

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“Predecessor.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/predecessor. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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