preinduction

adjective

pre·​in·​duc·​tion ˌprē-in-ˈdək-shən How to pronounce preinduction (audio)
variants or pre-induction
: occurring before an induction
… Little Feat drummer Richie Hayward will be inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Music Association Hall of Fame. … The Iowa native made all the right noises when the association handed him his plaque at a preinduction ceremony.The Philadelphia Inquirer
… his draft board reclassified him 1-A, saying that he couldn't be declared blind until he had taken a preinduction physical examination for the armed forces.Los Angeles Times

Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preinduction was in 1890

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Cite this Entry

“Preinduction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preinduction. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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