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[pree-si-lekt] /ˌpri sɪˈlɛkt/
verb (used with object)
to select in advance; choose beforehand.
Origin of preselect
1860-65; pre- + select
Related forms
preselection, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for preselect
  • If you are a frequent flyer and have silver or gold membership, you can preselect your seat after buying the ticket.
  • The proposed tunable sting subsystem allows the shooter to preselect the effect on the target.
  • Allowing them to preselect more healthful choices may be effective.
  • Recruiting from birth announcements allowed us to preselect families.
Word Origin and History for preselect

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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