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Verb: precondition  ,pree-kun'di-shun
  1. Put into the required condition beforehand
Noun: precondition  ,pree-kun'di-shun
  1. An assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
    - condition, stipulation
     
  2. An assumption that is taken for granted
    - given, presumption
     
  3. A condition that is a prerequisite

Derived forms: preconditioned, preconditions, preconditioning

Type of: assumption, fix, gear up, premise, premiss, prepare, prerequisite, ready, requirement, set, set up, supposal, supposition

Encyclopedia: Precondition