prequel Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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prequelnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈpriː.kwəl/
a ​film, ​book, or ​play that ​develops the ​story of an ​earlierfilm, etc. by ​telling you what ​happened before the ​events in the first ​film, etc.: Jean Rhys's ​novel "Wide Sargasso Sea" is a prequel to Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre".
(Definition of prequel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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prequelnoun [C]

uk   us   /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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