prerequisite

[pri-rek-wuh-zit, pree-]
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noun
  1. 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 confusedperquisite prerequisite

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Examples from the Web for prerequisite

Contemporary Examples of prerequisite

  • The prerequisite is for the parties in Syria to show some basic decency and save their own people.

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    Face the Assad Reality In Syria

    Frank G. Wisner, Leslie H. Gelb

    January 26, 2014

  • The prerequisite for this is for the U.S. to postpone current efforts for some kind of political transition among Syrians.

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    Face the Assad Reality In Syria

    Frank G. Wisner, Leslie H. Gelb

    January 26, 2014

  • But moral vanity isn't a prerequisite for this embrace of fairness.

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    President Obama’s Style Deficit

    Lloyd Grove

    September 18, 2013

  • Slavish adherence to all relevant U.S. policy positions is not a prerequisite for such a role.

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    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.

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    More Conservative Denialism

    Michael Tomasky

    February 27, 2013

Historical Examples of prerequisite


British Dictionary definitions for prerequisite

prerequisite

adjective
  1. required as a prior condition
noun
  1. something required as a prior condition
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Word Origin and History for prerequisite

1630s (n.) "something required beforehand," 1650s (adj.), "required beforehand," both from pre- + requisite.

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