Prerequisite definition

prē-rĕkwĭ-zĭt
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Required or necessary as a prior condition.

Competence is prerequisite to promotion.

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Required beforehand, esp. as a necessary condition for something following.
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Something that is prerequisite, as a course that is required prior to taking an advanced course.
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The definition of a prerequisite is something that must happen first, or that is a condition of something else occurring.

An example of a prerequisite is the requirement that you have money before you can buy something.

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Something prerequisite.
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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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Required as a prior condition of something else; necessary or indispensable.
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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.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
prerequisite
Plural:
prerequisites

Origin of prerequisite