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precondition

pre·con·di·tion

precondition

 
pronunciation:
pri kn dI shn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: preconditioned, preconditioning, preconditions
definition: to train, prepare, or familiarize ahead of time.
Astronauts were preconditioned to living in outer space.
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part of speech: noun
definition: a condition or circumstance that must exist before a given event can occur.
Their marriage was a precondition to inheriting the estate.
similar words:
condition
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