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English noun: precondition

1. precondition (communication) an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else


Synonymscondition, stipulation


Broader (hypernym)assumption, premise, premiss


Narrower (hyponym)boundary condition, provision, proviso

2. precondition (cognition) an assumption that is taken for granted


Synonymsgiven, presumption


Broader (hypernym)assumption, supposal, supposition

3. precondition (cognition) a condition that is a prerequisite


Broader (hypernym)prerequisite, requirement


English verb: precondition

1. precondition (change) put into the required condition beforehand


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fix, gear up, prepare, ready, set, set up









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