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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.
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Examples from the web for prerequisites
  • These attributes are usually thought to be prerequisites for migration.
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  • The curriculum could be structured better, with more capstone courses in the third year building on second-year prerequisites.
  • Many of the courses that the students transfer in are prerequisites for more advanced courses.
  • When he learned that he would be forced to take a slew of prerequisites, though, he switched to history.
  • The evident failure by students to retain information and skills from prerequisites is a never ending frustration to instructors.
  • It encourages rapport and trust, two prerequisites for deeper conversations.
  • Their bachelor's degrees are postscripts to their careers, instead of prerequisites.
  • These students may not be prepared with the proper prerequisites and may be set up to fail.
  • During the precursor stage, the prerequisites of a technology exist, and dreamers may contemplate these elements coming together.
British Dictionary definitions for prerequisites

prerequisite

/priːˈrɛkwɪzɪt/
adjective
1.
required as a prior condition
noun
2.
something required as a prior condition
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Word Origin and History for prerequisites

prerequisite

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

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