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Definition of prerequisite noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    prerequisite

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˌpriˈrɛkwəzət//
     
    [usually singular] prerequisite (for/of/to something) (formal)
     
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  1. 1something that must exist or happen before something else can happen or be done synonym precondition
  2. 2 A college degree is an essential prerequisite for employment at this level. Flexibility of approach is an important prerequisite to successful learning. compare requisite
prerequisite adjective [only before noun]
 
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prerequisite knowledge