from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Required or necessary as a prior condition: Competence is prerequisite to promotion.
- n. Something that is prerequisite, as a course that is required prior to taking an advanced course.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Required as a prior condition of something else; necessary or indispensable.
- n. Something that must be gained in order to gain something else
- n. In education, a course or topic that must be completed before another course or topic can be started. May be colloquially referred to as a prereq.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Previously required; necessary as a preliminary to any proposed effect or end.
- n. Something previously required, or necessary to an end or effect proposed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Previously required; necessary as a condition of something following.
- n. A condition required beforehand; a preliminary necessity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. something that is required in advance
- adj. required as a prior condition or course of study
From pre- + requisite. (Wiktionary)