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precondition

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noun pre·con·di·tion \-kən-ˈdi-shən\

Examples of precondition in a Sentence

  1. They insist on a guarantee as a precondition of the deal.

1825

First Known Use of precondition

1825


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precondition

verb pre·con·di·tion

Definition of precondition

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to put in a proper or desired condition or frame of mind especially in preparation

1904

First Known Use of precondition

1904


PRECONDITION Defined for English Language Learners

precondition

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Definition of precondition for English Language Learners

  • : something that must exist or happen before something else can exist or happen



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