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
Black unity is a prerequisite for sustainable change. ...
Similarly, if Democrats secure full control in 2020 (or 2024, or 2028), abolishing the filibuster will almost certainly be a prerequisite for any major redistributive reform.
Accepting volatility is a prerequisite for investing in an emerging-market fund.
In April, a federal judge ruled that the U.S. Justice Department cannot force police agents to help immigration efforts as a prerequisite to receiving federal grants.
There are some lags in momentum and the centerpiece raunchy scene — seemingly a prerequisite to today’s comedies — comes off as a little formulaic.
Universal pre-k education or school readiness has been identified as a prerequisite to school success for children across all demographics.
General museum membership is a prerequisite for joining a support group, each of which carry their own dues.
The only prerequisites were a high school diploma and a willingness to learn.
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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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