prerequisite

[ pri-rek-wuh-zit, pree- ]
/ prɪˈrɛk wə zɪt, pri- /

adjective

required beforehand: a prerequisite fund of knowledge.

noun

something prerequisite: A visa is still a prerequisite for travel in many countries.

Origin of prerequisite

First recorded in 1625–35; pre- + requisite

Can be confused

perquisite prerequisite
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British Dictionary definitions for prerequisite

prerequisite

/ (priːˈrɛkwɪzɪt) /

adjective

required as a prior condition

noun

something required as a prior condition
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