pre·​de·​fined | \ ˌprē-di-ˈfīnd How to pronounce predefined (audio) \
variants: or less commonly pre-defined

Definition of predefined

: 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

Other Words from predefined

predefine \ ˌprē-​di-​ˈfīn How to pronounce predefine (audio) \ or less commonly pre-define transitive verb 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

First Known Use of predefined

1540, in the meaning defined above

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“Predefined.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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