prenumber

verb
pre·​num·​ber | \ ˌprē-ˈnəm-bər How to pronounce prenumber (audio) \
variants: or pre-number
prenumbered or pre-numbered; prenumbering or pre-numbering

Definition of prenumber

transitive verb

: to number (something) in advance : to assign identifying numbers to (something) ahead of time prenumber the tickets

Other Words from prenumber

prenumbered or pre-numbered adjective
Have employees fill out pre-numbered purchase orders for every order placed. — Elizabeth Garcia

First Known Use of prenumber

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Prenumber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prenumber. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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