Definition of prerequisite in English:

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prerequisite

Pronunciation: /priːˈrɛkwɪzɪt/

noun

A thing that is required as a prior condition for something else to happen or exist: sponsorship is not a prerequisite for any of our courses
More example sentences
  • Such experiments require at least two prerequisites.
  • However, those nations must be prepared and there are prerequisites necessary to realizing this potential.
  • In some instances there may be certain prerequisites that must be accomplished prior to submitting an entry.
Synonyms
necessary condition, precondition, condition, essential, requirement, requisite, necessity, proviso, qualification, imperative, basic, rudiment, obligation, duty;
Latin sine qua non
informal must

adjective

Required as a prior condition: the student must have the prerequisite skills
More example sentences
  • A handful of states require prerequisite contact hours or extensive work histories.
  • These agencies already have the prerequisite technical and executional skills.
  • This was always the prerequisite act before a fight: you push your hat forward.
Synonyms
necessary, needed, required, called for, essential, requisite, vital, basic, of the essence, indispensable, imperative, obligatory, mandatory, compulsory;
French de rigueur
rare needful

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