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verb (used with object), pre·des·ig·nat·ed, pre·des·ig·nat·ing.
  1. to designate beforehand.
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Origin of predesignate

First recorded in 1815–25; pre- + designate
Related formspre·des·ig·na·tion, nounpre·des·ig·na·to·ry [pree-dez-ig-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, pree-dez-ig-ney-tuh-ree] /priˈdɛz ɪg nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˌpri dɛz ɪgˈneɪ tə ri/, adjective
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  • A proposition is Predesignate when the quantity is definitely indicated.

    Logic, Inductive and Deductive

    William Minto