follow Dictionary.com

Why turkey has the same name as Turkey

prerequisite

[pri-rek-wuh-zit, pree-] /prɪˈrɛk wə zɪt, pri-/
adjective
1.
required beforehand:
a prerequisite fund of knowledge.
noun
2.
something prerequisite:
A visa is still a prerequisite for travel in many countries.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; pre- + requisite
Can be confused
perquisite, prerequisite.
Synonyms
2. requirement, requisite, essential, precondition.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for prerequisite
  • This class is not a prerequisite to anything.
  • About 50 percent of special agents have previous law enforcement experience, but it's not a prerequisite.
  • The value 3.2 for pi was a prerequisite for making that formula plausible.
  • Writing enables the transmission of ideas over vast distances of time and space and is a prerequisite of complex civilization.
  • Such an interview is a prerequisite to employment.
  • The prerequisite is filing an estate tax return when the spouse dies, even if no tax is owed.
  • If complete understanding of issues was a prerequisite for elections, there would be few.
  • Students are asked to support a position on whether failure is a prerequisite for success.
  • Proficiency in Hindi is an advantage but not a prerequisite for the role.
  • Fluent English is a prerequisite.
British Dictionary definitions for prerequisite

prerequisite

/priːˈrɛkwɪzɪt/
adjective
1.
required as a prior condition
noun
2.
something required as a prior condition
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for prerequisite

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for prerequisite

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for prerequisite

23
25
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with prerequisite

Nearby words for prerequisite