An example of a prerequisite is the requirement that you have money before you can buy something.
- Something that must be gained in order to gain something else
- Having a decent qualification is a prerequisite to getting a good job in marketing.
- 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.
From pre- +"Ž requisite.