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

 

prequel

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpriːkwəl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpriːkwəl//
 
Types of film
 
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a book or a film/movie about events that happened before those in a popular book or film/movie Fans waited for years for the first Star Wars prequel. compare sequel See related entries: Types of film Word Origin 1970s: from pre- ‘before’ + sequel.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: prequel