Definition of Precondition

1. Noun. An assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else.

Exact synonyms: Condition, Stipulation
Generic synonyms: Assumption, Premise, Premiss
Specialized synonyms: Boundary Condition, Provision, Proviso
Derivative terms: Condition



2. Verb. Put into the required condition beforehand.
Generic synonyms: Fix, Gear Up, Prepare, Ready, Set, Set Up

3. Noun. An assumption that is taken for granted.
Exact synonyms: Given, Presumption
Generic synonyms: Assumption, Supposal, Supposition
Derivative terms: Given, Presume

4. Noun. A condition that is a prerequisite.
Generic synonyms: Prerequisite, Requirement

Definition of Precondition

1. n. A previous or antecedent condition; a preliminary condition.

Definition of Precondition

1. Noun. A requirement which must be satisfied before taking a course of action. ¹

2. Verb. (medicine biology) To condition in advance ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Precondition

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Precondition

preconceiving
preconcentrated
preconcentration
preconcentrations
preconception
preconceptions
preconcert
preconcerted
preconcerting
preconcerts
preconciliar
precondemn
precondemned
precondemning
precondemns
precondition (current term)
preconditioned
preconditioner
preconditioners
preconditioning
preconditions
preconference
preconfigure
preconfigured
preconfigures
preconfiguring
preconform
preconformational
preconformed
preconforming

Literary usage of Precondition

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"precondition had a literary beginning; it was introduced by Coleridge in 1825, ... If precondition were simply a tautologous synonym for condition, ..."

2. A History of Philosophy by Frank Thilly (1914)
"Space is a necessary precondition of phenomena and hence a necessary a priori idea. This is an example of Kant's transcendental or metaphysical method, ..."

3. A History of Philosophy by Frank Thilly (1914)
"Space is a necessary precondition of phenomena and hence a necessary a priori idea. This is an example of Kant's transcendental or metaphysical method, ..."

4. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"precondition had a literary beginning; it was introduced by Coleridge in 1825, ... If precondition were simply a tautologous synonym for condition, ..."

5. A History of Philosophy by Frank Thilly (1914)
"Space is a necessary precondition of phenomena and hence a necessary a priori idea. This is an example of Kant's transcendental or metaphysical method, ..."

6. A History of Philosophy by Frank Thilly (1914)
"Space is a necessary precondition of phenomena and hence a necessary a priori idea. This is an example of Kant's transcendental or metaphysical method, ..."

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