verb (used with object), preset, presetting.
(an electric or electronic appliance) to become activated at a designated time: We preset the coffeemaker to go on at 6 a.m.
to adjust (a connector, switch, or the like) so that when activated it will
perform a designated function: The tuning buttons on the radio are preset to my favorite FM stations.
in advance: a preset radio adjusted to receive certain stations.
(of the guidance system of a missile or the course of flight it determines) set
before launching to reach a specific destination without any alteration in response to signals from the ground.
a knob or button that activates a preset appliance: Just push the preset and coffee will be ready when you get up.
a similar device on a radio that can be activated to tune in a preselected station.