[pree-proh-gram, -gruh m]

verb (used with object), pre·pro·grammed or pre·pro·gramed, pre·pro·gram·ming or pre·pro·gram·ing.

to program in advance: to preprogram a manufacturing process.

Origin of preprogram

First recorded in 1960–65; pre- + program Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for preprogram

also pre-program, 1955, from pre- + program (v.). Related: Preprogrammed; preprogramming.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper