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Definition of "preconditions" []

  • Plural form of precondition. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "preconditions" in a sentence
  • "Certain conditions and preconditions can be equally precise -- we shall only speak French during our negotiations, each party shall have jars of jellybeans in arm's reach -- but where _conditions_ apply generally to all such negotiations, _preconditions_ are incorporated into the specific terms of that specific agreement."
  • "Hillary focused on her 'scars' and the term preconditions ... thus her phrasing was about not 'promising'."
  • "You have to build what we call the preconditions of democracy: help to build independent media, help economic development, women's rights, effective political parties, an effective civil society."