English edit

Etymology edit

From pre- +‎ requisite.

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɹiːˈɹɛkwɪzɪt/
  • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /pɹiˈɹɛkwəzət/, /pɹiˈɹɛkwɪzɪt/

Adjective edit

prerequisite (not comparable)

  1. Required as a prior condition of something else; necessary or indispensable.
    The prerequisite warm-up to the match was ignored.
    A good command of Spanish is prerequisite for enrolling in this course.

Synonyms edit

Derived terms edit

Translations edit

Noun edit

prerequisite (plural prerequisites)

  1. Something that is required as necessary or indispensable, or as a prior condition of something else.
    A degree is a prerequisite for entry into this profession.
  2. In education, a course or topic that must be completed before another course or topic can be started. May be colloquially referred to as a prereq.
    Algebra is typically a prerequisite for physics.

Hypernyms edit

Derived terms edit

Related terms edit

Translations edit