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A literary, dramatic, or cinematic work whose narrative takes place before that of a preexisting work in the same series.


(Film) a film or book about an earlier stage of a story or a character's life, released or published because the later part of it has already been successful
[C20: from pre- + (se)quel]


(ˈpri kwəl)

a sequel to a film, play, or piece of fiction that prefigures the original, as by portraying the same characters at a younger age.
[1970–75; pre- + (se) quel]


[ˈpriːkwəl] npréquel m, préquelle f
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