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prerequisite (s) (noun), prerequisites (pl)
1. An obligation to do something beforehand, especially as a necessary condition before something else can take place: Usually citizenship is a prerequisite before a person can vote in elections.
2. An action or condition in which one thing must be done in order for something else to happen: The university specified that the introductory course was a prerequisite for taking the advanced level course in the subject that Jill wanted to major in.

The bank tells its customers that maintaining a good credit rating is a prerequisite for applying for a loan.

Necessary before an intended result can be accomplished.
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Something that is necessary in order to produce a desired result.
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Something that is necessary or required before an indicated action can be produced or be accomplished. (2)