- required beforehand: a prerequisite fund of knowledge.
- something prerequisite: A visa is still a prerequisite for travel in many countries.
Origin of prerequisite
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2. requirement, requisite, essential, precondition.
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Examples from the Web for pre-requisite
Employers like to require army experience as a pre-requisite in order to weed out the Palestinian applicants.The Not-So-Bright Future of Palestine's Class of 2013
June 21, 2013
Uniformity of results from uniformity of conditions is a pre-requisite to sane thinking.Theism or Atheism
Faith is the pre-requisite of every successful accomplishment in life.Menticulture
A congenial climate is a pre-requisite to social development.The Super Race: An American Problem
To this activity a recognition of the essential nature of the soul is a pre-requisite.The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha
In order to make studies out of doors, and to paint a small sketch, a very strongly developed feeling for form is a pre-requisite.The Letters of a Post-Impressionist
Vincent Van Gogh
- required as a prior condition
- something required as a prior condition
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Word Origin and History for pre-requisite
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