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precondition

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EtymologyEdit

pre- +‎ condition

NounEdit

precondition (plural preconditions)

  1. A requirement which must be satisfied before taking a course of action.
    A marriage licence is a precondition for a wedding.

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VerbEdit

precondition (third-person singular simple present preconditions, present participle preconditioning, simple past and past participle preconditioned)

  1. (medicine, biology) To condition in advance
    • 1996, C. Weinbrenner et al., “Loss of glycogen during preconditioning is not a prerequisite for protection of the rabbit heart”[1], Basic Research in Cardiology, volume 91, number 5: 
      The hearts were preconditioned by either ischemia or bradykinin or adenosine.