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English definition of “prequel”

prequel

noun [C usually singular]     /ˈpriː.kwəl/
a film, book, or play that develops the story of an earlier film, 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'. → Compare sequelTypes of film, play, book etc.
(Definition of prequel noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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