prequel
noun Etymology: pre- + -quel (as in sequel) Date: 1972 a work (as a novel or a play) whose story precedes that of an earlier work

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  • prequel — pre‧quel [ˈpriːkwəl] noun [countable] a book, film, play etc that tells an earlier part of the story in a book etc that already exists: • the new prequel movies to Star Wars compare sequel * * * prequel UK US /ˈpriːkwəl/ noun [C] ► a book or film …   Financial and business terms

  • prequel — (n.) 1973, from PRE (Cf. pre ), based on SEQUEL (Cf. sequel) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • prequel — ► NOUN ▪ a story or film containing events which precede those of an existing work. ORIGIN from PRE (Cf. ↑pre ) + SEQUEL(Cf. ↑sequel) …   English terms dictionary

  • prequel — [prē′kwəl] n. a film, novel, etc. about events that preceded and, often, led up to those of another novel, film, etc. that was produced or published earlier …   English World dictionary

  • Prequel — A prequel is a work that portrays events and/or aspects of a previously completed narrative, but is set prior to the existing narrative. The word is a neologism, formed as a portmanteau from pre , meaning before, and sequel , a work which takes… …   Wikipedia

  • Prequel — Der englischsprachige Begriff Prequel ([ˈpriːkwəl]; Neologismus aus dem Präfix pre , „vor“ und sequel, „Folge“, „Fortsetzung“) bezeichnet eine Erzählung, die im Zusammenhang mit einem zuvor erschienenen Werk steht, deren Handlung (die erzählte… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Prequel — Préquelle Une préquelle est une œuvre réalisée après une œuvre donnée, mais dont l action se déroule avant du point de vue de l univers de fiction. C est un « épisode précédent mais réalisé après ». Cela pointe la différence entre le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Préquel — Préquelle Une préquelle est une œuvre réalisée après une œuvre donnée, mais dont l action se déroule avant du point de vue de l univers de fiction. C est un « épisode précédent mais réalisé après ». Cela pointe la différence entre le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • prequel — pre|quel [ˈpri:kwəl] n [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: pre + quel (as in sequel)] a book, film etc that tells you what happened before the story told in a previous popular book or film →↑sequel prequel to ▪ The Phantom Menace is a prequel to Star Wars …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • prequel — [[t]pri͟ːkwəl[/t]] prequels N COUNT: oft N to n A prequel is a film that is made about an earlier stage of a story or a character s life when the later part of it has already been made into a successful film. ... Fire Walk With Me , David Lynch s …   English dictionary

  • prequel — UK [ˈpriːkwəl] / US [ˈprɪkwəl] noun [countable] Word forms prequel : singular prequel plural prequels cinema, literature a book or film about events that happened before the events in another book or film that was written or made earlier …   English dictionary

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