preselect

[pree-si-lekt]

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 preselection
n.

also pre-selection, 1882, from pre- + selection.

preselect

v.

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

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