Examples of prerequisite in a Sentence
- Future greatness does not always inspire popularity. Coolness, in the high-school or hip sense of the word, is not a prerequisite for leadership. —Evan Thomas, Newsweek, 2 Aug. 2004
- … opposition to the totalitarian threat was the prerequisite for membership in American liberalism because communism was the defining moral challenge of the age. —Peter Beinart, New Republic, 13 Dec. 2004
- But old-school Andy lacks a skill that may soon be a prerequisite for 21st-century detective work: knowing how to glean secrets from a suspect's hard drive. —Daniel McGinn, Newsweek, 23 Sept. 2002
Recent Examples of prerequisite from the Web
Birth control has become imperceptibly woven into the fabric of society, a prerequisite for modern life — as unremarkable and taken-for-granted as the rest of our most miraculous technological innovations.
Those were all prerequisites for entry into the University of Washington College of Engineering.
The first tryout was June 23 at the Boys & Girls Club of Zionsville, where four hopefuls showed up with the two prerequisites: a high school diploma and $100 tryout fee.
The minimum high school graduation requirements in Kentucky, which are a prerequisite for admission to WKU, specify numbers of credits that can be attained through more than one institution.
But Cabinet agreement is a prerequisite, as is allaying EU concerns that such a deal wouldn’t open the bloc up to an influx of goods that don’t meet European standards.
Among the group’s efforts: Encouraging schools to remove such barriers as requiring a specific grade, or prerequisite, to take an AP class; and reaching out to families who might be reluctant for their children to take educational risks.
But, Kane added, Cameron was a deeply spiritual man who believed that confronting the scale of the horror was a prerequisite to healing, to racial reconciliation.
Our estimated time of autonomy is based on Level 4, the prerequisite for launching businesses with self-driving tech.
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Prerequisite is partly based on requirere, the Latin verb meaning "to need or require". So a prerequisite can be anything that must be accomplished or acquired before something else can be done. Possessing a valid credit card is a prerequisite for renting a car. A physical exam may be a prerequisite for receiving a life-insurance policy. And successful completion of an introductory course is often a prerequisite for enrolling in a higher-level course.
PREREQUISITE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of prerequisite for English Language Learners
: something that you officially must have or do before you can have or do something else
PREREQUISITE Defined for Kids
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