predefined

adjective pre·de·fined \ ˌprē-di-ˈfīnd \
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

predefine

play \ˌprē-di-ˈfīn\ 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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