preprofessional

adjective

pre·​pro·​fes·​sion·​al ˌprē-prə-ˈfesh-nəl How to pronounce preprofessional (audio)
-ˈfe-shə-nᵊl
: of or relating to the period preceding specific study for or practice of a profession

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But Syracuse also retains a strong fraternity and preprofessional culture that at times appears to have fostered antipathy to students of color on its central New York campus. BostonGlobe.com, 28 Nov. 2019 The program features members of the Pre-College Program, a preprofessional classical music training program. San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 June 2019 The Magnificent Return Circus Spire, Kinetic Arts Center’s troupe of preprofessional performers, is back with its custom blend of circus, physical theater, aerial excellence, clowning and chaos. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preprofessional was in 1909

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Cite this Entry

“Preprofessional.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preprofessional. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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