pre·​con·​figure ˌprē-kən-ˈfi-gyər How to pronounce preconfigure (audio)
 especially British  -ˈfi-gə
variants or pre-configure
preconfigured or pre-configured; preconfiguring or pre-configuring

transitive verb

: to configure (something) in advance
preconfigure the printer
offers preconfigured systems/solutions for small businesses

Examples of preconfigure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It was preconfigured to work with the IMAP, POP, and SMTP email protocols. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 7 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1809, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of preconfigure was in 1809

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Cite this Entry

“Preconfigure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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