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prequel

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprequelpre‧quel /ˈpriːkwəl/ noun [countable]  TCNABEFOREa book, film etc that tells you what happened before the story told in a previous popular book or filmsequelprequel to ‘The Phantom Menace’ is a prequel to ‘Star Wars’.
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prequelMichael Walsh is writing the Warner novel, which includes a prequel and a sequel to the events in the 1942 film."The Phantom Menace" is a prequel to "Star Wars."
From Longman Business Dictionaryprequelpre‧quel /ˈpriːkwəl/ noun [countable] a book, film, play etc that tells an earlier part of the story in a book etc that already existsthe new prequel movies to ‘Star Wars’ compare sequel
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