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precondition (s) (noun), preconditions (pl)
Something which must come before or is necessary before a subsequent result; a condition: "There is a precondition which must be met before Joe's promotion can take place."
This entry is located in the following units: dic-, dict- (page 7) pre-, prae- (page 5)
precondition (verb), preconditions; preconditioned; preconditioning
1. To subject a person or something, to a special treatment in preparation for a subsequent experience, process, test, etc.: "Henry had to precondition the surface of the table before starting the final painting."
2. Etymology: apparently from Latin precondicere, "to talk over together before, to agree with in advance"; from pre-, "before" + con-, "with, together" + dicere, "to say".