Precondition - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌpriːkənˈdɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word precondition
Brit.  |priːkənˈdɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word precondition

noun

- an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else (syn: condition, stipulation)
- an assumption that is taken for granted (syn: given, presumption)
- a condition that is a prerequisite

verb

- put into the required condition beforehand

Examples

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

A ceasefire is a precondition for talks.

Word forms

noun
singular: precondition
plural: preconditions
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