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preschool

[adj. pree-skool; n. pree-skool] /adj. ˈpriˈskul; n. ˈpriˌskul/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or intended for a child between infancy and school age:
new methods of preschool education.
noun
2.
a school or nursery for preschool children.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; pre- + school1
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preschool

/priːˈskuːl/
adjective
1.
  1. (of a child) under the age at which compulsory education begins
  2. (of services) for or relating to preschool children
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preschool

adj.

also pre-school, 1886, from pre- + school (n.); the noun is from 1910. Related: pre-schooling; pre-schooler.

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