or pre-em·ploy·ment

[pree-em-ploi-muh nt]


being required or accomplished before an employee begins a new job: a preemployment medical exam.


the period of testing, processing, etc., before the start of employment.

Nearby words

  1. preemie,
  2. preeminence,
  3. preeminent,
  4. preeminently,
  5. preemphasis,
  6. preempt,
  7. preemption,
  8. preemptive,
  9. preemptive right,
  10. preemptive strike

Origin of preemployment

First recorded in 1940–45; pre- + employment Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019