Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A literary, dramatic, or cinematic work whose narrative takes place before that of a preexisting work or a sequel.

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  • n. In a series of works, an installment that is set chronologically before its predecessor, especially the original narrative or (perhaps improper usage) any narrative work with at least one sequel.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

pre- + (se)quel.

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Patterned after sequel using pre- ("before").

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