Definition of prerequisite in English:

prerequisite

noun

  • A thing that is required as a prior condition for something else to happen or exist.

    ‘sponsorship is not a prerequisite for any of our courses’
    • ‘Admission will require a bachelor's degree in another field and science prerequisites.’
    • ‘These tests are the necessary economic prerequisites for membership of a successful currency union.’
    • ‘However, those nations must be prepared and there are prerequisites necessary to realizing this potential.’
    • ‘Major issues appear to be the number of credits required, courses offered, and prerequisites.’
    • ‘These requirements are sometimes referred as functional prerequisites.’
    • ‘All three prerequisites must coincide for an injunction to be appropriate.’
    • ‘The decision-making process must comply with these prerequisites to result in a decisive policy.’
    • ‘Such experiments require at least two prerequisites.’
    • ‘There are certain parameters and prerequisites that must be followed and met before the humor can even begin to work.’
    • ‘He strongly feels that songs and dances are the essential prerequisites of any Hindi film.’
    • ‘A secure job and a reliable partner who is also good parent material are considered essential prerequisites.’
    • ‘In some instances there may be certain prerequisites that must be accomplished prior to submitting an entry.’
    • ‘The program might be full or the student may not have the necessary prerequisites.’
    • ‘These basic prerequisites for conducting high quality research into complementary medicine would not have been in place several years ago.’
    • ‘Yet, one of the basic prerequisites for management is to know both the limits of the organization and of oneself.’
    • ‘The arguments for demanding formalities or other prerequisites to create contractual relations where none existed before are strong.’
    • ‘He is trying to stabilize the situation and to create prerequisites for the continuation of the democratic process.’
    • ‘There simply did not exist within Russia the objective economic prerequisites for so radical a transformation.’
    • ‘She also has one of the essential prerequisites for the role - a big set of lungs.’
    necessary condition, precondition, condition, essential, requirement, requisite, necessity, proviso, qualification, imperative, basic, rudiment, obligation, duty
    sine qua non
    must
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adjective

  • Required as a prior condition.

    ‘the student must have the prerequisite skills’
    • ‘I thought how many would actually go through with it if this was the prerequisite event.’
    • ‘These agencies already have the prerequisite technical and executional skills.’
    • ‘A handful of states require prerequisite contact hours or extensive work histories.’
    • ‘This was always the prerequisite act before a fight: you push your hat forward.’
    • ‘Her voice is adequate, if not remarkable, and all the prerequisite beats are in place.’
    • ‘All the prerequisite formalities were smoothly dealt with and battle was joined!’
    • ‘He didn't allow the man to have his prerequisite two cups of coffee after waking up.’
    • ‘This will happen on occasion but only after you have reached a prerequisite level.’
    • ‘Pupils then will have the prerequisite experiences to write the same kind of poem.’
    • ‘I'm not sure that Andrew, who doesn't have the prerequisite surname at the end of his name, is actually a real person.’
    necessary, needed, required, called for, essential, requisite, vital, basic, of the essence, indispensable, imperative, obligatory, mandatory, compulsory
    de rigueur
    needful
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Pronunciation:

prerequisite

/priːˈrɛkwɪzɪt/