preprogram

[ pree-proh-gram, -gruh m ]
/ priˈproʊ græm, -grəm /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. preprint,
  2. preprocess,
  3. preprocessor,
  4. preproduction,
  5. preprofessional,
  6. prepsychotic,
  7. prepuberal,
  8. prepuberty,
  9. prepubescence,
  10. prepubescent

Origin of preprogram

First recorded in 1960–65; pre- + program

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Word Origin and History for preprogrammed

preprogram

v.

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

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