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pre·con·di·tion

 (prē′kən-dĭsh′ən)
n.
A condition that must exist or be established before something can occur or be considered; a prerequisite.
tr.v. pre·con·di·tioned, pre·con·di·tion·ing, pre·con·di·tions
To condition, train, or accustom in advance.

precondition

(ˌpriːkənˈdɪʃən)
n
a necessary or required condition; prerequisite
vb
(Psychology) (tr) psychol to present successively two stimuli to (an organism) without reinforcement so that they become associated; if a response is then conditioned to the second stimulus on its own, the same response will be evoked by the first stimulus

pre•con•di•tion

(ˌpri kənˈdɪʃ ən)

n.
1. something that is necessary to a subsequent result; condition: a precondition for a promotion.
v.t.
2. to subject to a special preparation that will permit or facilitate a subsequent experience, process, etc.: to precondition a surface to receive paint.
[1910–15]

precondition


Past participle: preconditioned
Gerund: preconditioning

Imperative
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Present
I precondition
you precondition
he/she/it preconditions
we precondition
you precondition
they precondition
Preterite
I preconditioned
you preconditioned
he/she/it preconditioned
we preconditioned
you preconditioned
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Present Continuous
I am preconditioning
you are preconditioning
he/she/it is preconditioning
we are preconditioning
you are preconditioning
they are preconditioning
Present Perfect
I have preconditioned
you have preconditioned
he/she/it has preconditioned
we have preconditioned
you have preconditioned
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Past Continuous
I was preconditioning
you were preconditioning
he/she/it was preconditioning
we were preconditioning
you were preconditioning
they were preconditioning
Past Perfect
I had preconditioned
you had preconditioned
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we had preconditioned
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Future
I will precondition
you will precondition
he/she/it will precondition
we will precondition
you will precondition
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Future Perfect
I will have preconditioned
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Future Continuous
I will be preconditioning
you will be preconditioning
he/she/it will be preconditioning
we will be preconditioning
you will be preconditioning
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been preconditioning
you have been preconditioning
he/she/it has been preconditioning
we have been preconditioning
you have been preconditioning
they have been preconditioning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been preconditioning
you will have been preconditioning
he/she/it will have been preconditioning
we will have been preconditioning
you will have been preconditioning
they will have been preconditioning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been preconditioning
you had been preconditioning
he/she/it had been preconditioning
we had been preconditioning
you had been preconditioning
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Conditional
I would precondition
you would precondition
he/she/it would precondition
we would precondition
you would precondition
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Past Conditional
I would have preconditioned
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.precondition - an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
assumption, premise, premiss - a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn; "on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play"
boundary condition - (mathematics) a condition specified for the solution to a set of differential equations
provision, proviso - a stipulated condition; "he accepted subject to one provision"
2.precondition - an assumption that is taken for granted
supposal, supposition, assumption - a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is built upon certain assumptions"
3.precondition - a condition that is a prerequisite
prerequisite, requirement - something that is required in advance; "Latin was a prerequisite for admission"
Verb1.precondition - put into the required condition beforehand
gear up, prepare, ready, set, fix, set up - make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"

precondition

noun necessity, essential, requirement, prerequisite, must, sine qua non (Latin) The removal of troops is a precondition to any agreement.

precondition

noun
Translations
edellytysehtoennakkoehto
전제 조건
förutsättning

precondition

[ˈpriːkənˈdɪʃən] Ncondición f previa

precondition

[ˌpriːkənˈdɪʃən] ncondition f préalable
a precondition for sth → une condition préalable à qchpre-cooked precooked [priːˈkʊkt] adjprécuit(e)

precondition

n(Vor)bedingung f, → Voraussetzung f; to make something a preconditionetw zur Voraussetzung or Bedingung machen

precondition

[ˌpriːkənˈdɪʃn] ncondizione f indispensabile
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