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prequel

[pree-kwuh l] /ˈpri kwəl/
noun
1.
a literary, dramatic, or filmic work that prefigures a later work, as by portraying the same characters at a younger age.
Origin of prequel
1970-1975
1970-75; pre- + (se)quel
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prequel

/ˈpriːkwəl/
noun
1.
a film or book about an earlier stage of a story or a character's life, released because the later part of it has already been successful
Word Origin
C20: from pre- + (se)quel
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Word Origin and History for prequel
n.

1973, from pre-, based on sequel (n.).

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prequel

noun

A book, episode, etc, that precedes an existing work in time •Not very precisely differentiated from flashback: what Hollywood calls a ''prequel,'' an adventure that takes place at the start of his career

[1973+; based on sequel]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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