Prior is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.
- If something happens prior to something else, it happens before it.
- In this recipe, most of the work is actually done prior to cooking.
- Prior to 1917 most people had lived on private farms.
- (usually before the noun) occurring before
- We learned that police had had prior knowledge of the attack.
- Few of these workers have any substantial prior experience in industry.