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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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