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prequel

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈpriːkwəl/
a book or film that tells about events that happened before the events in a book or film that was previously published or made: "Enterprise" is a prequel set 100 years before Kirk blasted toward the final frontier.
(Definition of prequel from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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