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2 definitions found
 for precondition
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Precondition \Pre`con*di"tion\, n.
     A previous or antecedent condition; a preliminary condition.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  precondition
      n 1: an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of
           something else [syn: condition, precondition,
           stipulation]
      2: an assumption that is taken for granted [syn: given,
         presumption, precondition]
      3: a condition that is a prerequisite
      v 1: put into the required condition beforehand

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