What does prerequisite mean?

Definitions for prerequisiteprɪˈrɛk wə zɪt, pri-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word prerequisite.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prerequisite, requirement(adj)

    something that is required in advance

    "Latin was a prerequisite for admission"

  2. prerequisite(adj)

    required as a prior condition or course of study


  1. prerequisite(Noun)

    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.

  2. prerequisite(Noun)

    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.

  3. prerequisite(Adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prerequisite(adj)

    previously required; necessary as a preliminary to any proposed effect or end; as, prerequisite conditions of success

  2. Prerequisite(noun)

    something previously required, or necessary to an end or effect proposed

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prerequisite

    prē-rek′wi-zit, n. something previously necessary: something needed in order to gain an end.—adj. required as a condition of something else.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prerequisite in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prerequisite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Paul Klee:

    The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions.

  2. The Japanese official:

    If not conducted satisfactorily, it could very well be a reason for the U.S. Congress to reject TPP. So it is a prerequisite for a TPP agreement to include high standard protection for new drugs.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Inspiration/motivation is a prerequisite to aspiration just like competence is a prerequisite to promotion. Thus, do inspire/motivate the world so that the humankind can aspire for the good/better.

  4. Alexander Vershbow:

    We want to see full implementation of the Minsk agreement, and that, I think, is the prerequisite of any forward steps with Russia. Right now it's probably not the right time to even speculate about such steps.

  5. Masafumi Yamamoto:

    As growth in the upper range of 2 percent is the Fed's prerequisite for an early and sustained rate hike, a figure just around or below 2 percent is likely to hurt expectations for a June hike and weigh on the dollar.

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