pre·​as·​sign ˌprē-ə-ˈsīn How to pronounce preassign (audio)
variants or pre-assign
preassigned or pre-assigned; preassigning or pre-assigning

transitive verb

: to assign (something) in advance
The teachers preassigned the seating in the classroom.
preassigned adjective
a flight with preassigned seats
software that performs preassigned tasks

Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preassign was in 1861

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Cite this Entry

“Preassign.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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