[ pri-rek-wuh-zit, pree- ]
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  1. required beforehand: a prerequisite fund of knowledge.

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

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Origin of prerequisite

First recorded in 1625–35; pre- + requisite

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British Dictionary definitions for prerequisite


/ (priːˈrɛkwɪzɪt) /

  1. required as a prior condition

  1. something required as a prior condition

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