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preselect

[pree-si-lekt] /ˌpri sɪˈlɛkt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to select in advance; choose beforehand.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; pre- + select
Related forms
preselection, noun
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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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