preselect

[ pree-si-lekt ]
/ ˌpri sɪˈlɛkt /

verb (used with object)

to select in advance; choose beforehand.

Nearby words

  1. prescriptive grammar,
  2. prescriptivism,
  3. prescriptivist,
  4. prescutum,
  5. preseason,
  6. preselection,
  7. preselector,
  8. presell,
  9. presence,
  10. presence chamber

Origin of preselect

First recorded in 1860–65; pre- + select

Related formspre·se·lec·tion, noun

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Word Origin and History for preselect

preselect

v.

also pre-select, 1856, from pre- + select (v.). Related: Preselected; preselecting.

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