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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pre•req•ui•siteprɪˈrɛk wə zɪt, pri-(adj.)

  1. required beforehand.

  2. (n.)something prerequisite; precondition.

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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

Translations for prerequisite

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(something that is) necessary for something else to be done or happen

An interest in children is (a) prerequisite for a teacher.

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