Definitions

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  • n. A prodrome; an early symptom.
  • n. A preliminary course or publication; used especially in the titles of elementary works.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A prodrome.
  • n. A preliminary course or publication; -- used esp. in the titles of elementary works.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as prodrome; especially, a preliminary treatise upon a subject respecting which a subsequent more elaborate work is intended.

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Examples

  • In the meantime, he began studying geological formations, publishing a preliminary report on them in 1661: the De solido intra solidum naturaliter contento dissertationis prodromus.

    Meet Nicholas Steno

  • The work which brought him lasting renown and a place in the records of the science of history is entitled "Chronicon Gottwicense, tomus prodromus" (Tegernsee, 1732).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • A facsimile edition of his "De solido intra solidum naturaliter contento dissertationis prodromus" appeared at Berlin in 1904.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • His first general memoir was a prodromus of a new classification of shells (1799).

    Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution His Life and Work

  • Agrostographis Helveticae prodromus sîsteos binas g 1 minum alpinorum décades.

    Catalogus bibliothecæ historico-naturalis Josephi Banks ... Auctore Jona Dryander, ...

  • Beginning with the De solido intra solidum naturaliter contento dissertationis prodromus of 1669 by the Danish Cartesian Nicholas Steno (1638 “ 86), efforts commenced to draw the origins of living beings into the Cartesian cosmology, in this case primarily by granting that fossils were the remains of once existing organisms on an earth that had formed historically.

    Evolution

  • In this following reply, I have not touched much of the argumentative part in Mr Hussey’s _Plea for Christian Magistracy_, reserving most of it to another work, unto which this is a _prodromus_ (howbeit much of what he saith is the same with what I did confute in my _Nihil Respondes_, and his book, coming forth a month after, takes no notice of that second piece of mine, but speaketh only to the first).

    The Works of Mr. George Gillespie (Vol. 1 of 2)

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