- 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 prerequisite
The prerequisite is for the parties in Syria to show some basic decency and save their own people.
The prerequisite for this is for the U.S. to postpone current efforts for some kind of political transition among Syrians.
But moral vanity isn't a prerequisite for this embrace of fairness.President Obama’s Style Deficit
September 18, 2013
Slavish adherence to all relevant U.S. policy positions is not a prerequisite for such a role.Europe and the Vanishing Two-State Option
Nick Witney, Daniel Levy
May 9, 2013
It is a prerequisite for having conservative ideas being taken seriously by the American people.More Conservative Denialism
February 27, 2013
This course would be prerequisite for all subsequent courses in practice.
This course would be prerequisite for subsequent courses in history, etc.
The poll-tax was abolished as a prerequisite for voting in the case of women.
The ability to do good handwork rapidly is the prerequisite.The Making of a Trade School
Mary Schenck Woolman
Moreover, is it a prerequisite for understanding the present?The Civilization of Illiteracy</p>
- required as a prior condition
- something required as a prior condition
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Word Origin and History for prerequisite
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