pre·​de·​fined ˌprē-di-ˈfīnd How to pronounce predefined (audio)
variants or less commonly pre-defined
: defined in advance
predefined criteria
predefined policies/procedures
following a predefined path/route
On the maturity date of the bond, a predefined amount of money is returned to the investor.Larry Sarbit
… a highly traditional culture with predefined roles of gender …Mary Motian-Meadows
predefine transitive verb
or less commonly pre-define
predefined also pre-defined; predefining also pre-defining
recommends predefining your goals
… allows you to predefine up to 150 commonly used keystrokes as one simple key sequence. Tim Daneliuk

Word History

First Known Use

1540, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of predefined was in 1540

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Cite this Entry

“Predefined.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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