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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.
a necessary or required condition; prerequisite
(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)
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.
Past participle: preconditioned
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|Noun||1.||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
|2.||precondition - an assumption that is taken for granted|
|3.||precondition - a condition that is a prerequisite|
|Verb||1.||precondition - put into the required condition beforehand|