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prerequisite

pre·req·ui·site

prerequisite

 
 
pronunciation:
pri re kwih ziht
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition: required beforehand, usu. in preparation or as a basis for something else.
similar words:
essential, indispensable, mandatory, necessary, needful, required, requisite
 
part of speech: noun
definition: something required beforehand.
Passing Elementary Spanish is a prerequisite to taking Intermediate Spanish.
synonyms:
requirement
similar words:
essential, necessity, postulate, qualification, requisite, sine qua non, stipulation