prerequisite

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EtymologyEdit

From pre- +‎ requisite.

PronunciationEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

prerequisite (not comparable)

  1. Required as a prior condition of something else; necessary or indispensable.
    The prerequisite warm-up to the match was ignored.

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NounEdit

prerequisite (plural prerequisites)

  1. Something that must be gained in order to gain 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.

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