Prerequisite Pre*req"ui*site, n. Something previously required, or necessary to an end or effect proposed. [1913 Webster]

The necessary prerequisites of freedom. -- Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

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  • Prerequisite — Pre*req ui*site, a. Previously required; necessary as a preliminary to any proposed effect or end; as, prerequisite conditions of success. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prerequisite — I noun condition, demand, essential desideratum, exigency, fundamental, groundwork, indispensable item, necessary condition, necessary item, necessity, need, needed item, precondition, preliminary condition, pressing need, prior condition,… …   Law dictionary

  • prerequisite — [adj] necessary called for, essential, expedient, imperative, important, indispensable, mandatory, necessitous, needful, obligatory, of the essence, required, requisite, vital; concept 546 Ant. optional, unnecessary, voluntary prerequisite [n]… …   New thesaurus

  • prerequisite — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ required as a prior condition. ► NOUN ▪ a prerequisite thing …   English terms dictionary

  • prerequisite — [prē rek′wə zit, prirek′wə zit] adj. required beforehand, esp. as a necessary condition for something following n. something prerequisite …   English World dictionary

  • prerequisite — 1630s (n.), 1650s (adj.), required beforehand, from PRE (Cf. pre ) + REQUISITE (Cf. requisite) …   Etymology dictionary

  • prerequisite — requisite, *requirement Analogous words: necessity, *need, exigency …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • prerequisite — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ absolute, essential, fundamental, important, indispensable, necessary, vital ▪ Self control is an absolute prerequisite for command. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • prerequisite — I adj. (usu. does not stand alone) prerequisite to II n. a prerequisite for, to * * * [prɪ rekwɪzɪt] (usu. does not stand alone) prerequisite to a prerequisite for …   Combinatory dictionary

  • prerequisite — /pri rek weuh zit, pree /, adj. 1. required beforehand: a prerequisite fund of knowledge. n. 2. something prerequisite: A visa is still a prerequisite for travel in many countries. [1625 35; PRE + REQUISITE] Syn. 2. requirement, requisite,… …   Universalium

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