I noun condition, demand, essential desideratum, exigency, fundamental, groundwork, indispensable item, necessary condition, necessary item, necessity, need, needed item, precondition, preliminary condition, pressing need, prior condition, proviso, requirement, requisite, specification, stipulation, vital part associated concepts: condition precedent, jurisdictional prerequisite II index attornment, compulsory, condition (contingent provision), important (urgent), integral, mandatory, necessary (required), necessary, necessity, obligatory, qualified (conditioned), requirement, requisite, sine qua non

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  • Prerequisite — Pre*req ui*site, a. Previously required; necessary as a preliminary to any proposed effect or end; as, prerequisite conditions of success. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prerequisite — [adj] necessary called for, essential, expedient, imperative, important, indispensable, mandatory, necessitous, needful, obligatory, of the essence, required, requisite, vital; concept 546 Ant. optional, unnecessary, voluntary prerequisite [n]… …   New thesaurus

  • prerequisite — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ required as a prior condition. ► NOUN ▪ a prerequisite thing …   English terms dictionary

  • prerequisite — [prē rek′wə zit, prirek′wə zit] adj. required beforehand, esp. as a necessary condition for something following n. something prerequisite …   English World dictionary

  • Prerequisite — Pre*req ui*site, n. Something previously required, or necessary to an end or effect proposed. [1913 Webster] The necessary prerequisites of freedom. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prerequisite — 1630s (n.), 1650s (adj.), required beforehand, from PRE (Cf. pre ) + REQUISITE (Cf. requisite) …   Etymology dictionary

  • prerequisite — requisite, *requirement Analogous words: necessity, *need, exigency …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • prerequisite — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ absolute, essential, fundamental, important, indispensable, necessary, vital ▪ Self control is an absolute prerequisite for command. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • prerequisite — I adj. (usu. does not stand alone) prerequisite to II n. a prerequisite for, to * * * [prɪ rekwɪzɪt] (usu. does not stand alone) prerequisite to a prerequisite for …   Combinatory dictionary

  • prerequisite — /pri rek weuh zit, pree /, adj. 1. required beforehand: a prerequisite fund of knowledge. n. 2. something prerequisite: A visa is still a prerequisite for travel in many countries. [1625 35; PRE + REQUISITE] Syn. 2. requirement, requisite,… …   Universalium

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