preprofessional

[ pree-pruh-fesh-uh-nl ]
/ ˌpri prəˈfɛʃ ə nl /

adjective

of or relating to the time preceding one's concentrated study or practice of a profession: preprofessional training.

Origin of preprofessional

First recorded in 1945–50; pre- + professional
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