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preprogram

[pree-proh-gram, -gruh m]
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verb (used with object), pre·pro·grammed or pre·pro·gramed, pre·pro·gram·ming or pre·pro·gram·ing.
  1. to program in advance: to preprogram a manufacturing process.
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Origin of preprogram

First recorded in 1960–65; pre- + program
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preprogram

v.

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

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