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



BrE BrE//ˌpriːˈrekwəzɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpriːˈrekwəzɪt//
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[usually singular] prerequisite (for/of/to something) (formal) something that must exist or happen before something else can happen or be done synonym precondition A degree is an essential prerequisite for employment at this level. Flexibility of approach is an important prerequisite to successful learning. compare requisiteExtra examples Self-control is an absolute prerequisite for command. These qualities are necessary prerequisites for success. Training is a prerequisite for competence.

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