Definition of precondition noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌpriːkənˈdɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpriːkənˈdɪʃn//
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precondition (for/of something) something that must happen or exist before something else can exist or be done synonym prerequisite A ceasefire is an essential precondition for negotiation. The talks will be held without preconditions. Certain problems have to be solved as a precondition to any agreement. The reduction of inflation is the precondition of renewed growth.
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