pre·​for·​mat | \ ˌprē-ˈfȯr-ˌmat How to pronounce preformat (audio) \
variants: or pre-format
preformatted or pre-formatted; preformatting or pre-formatting

Definition of preformat

transitive verb

: to format (something) in advance preformat a disc The editing software preformats the page.

Other Words from preformat

preformatted or pre-formatted adjective
Renewals … are "passive"—state workers check income databases in advance and, if nothing has changed, send a preformatted form that a parent just signs and returns. — Don Sapatkin

First Known Use of preformat

1983, in the meaning defined above

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“Preformat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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