preregistration

noun

pre·​reg·​is·​tra·​tion ˌprē-ˌre-jə-ˈstrā-shən How to pronounce preregistration (audio)
: a special registration (as for returning students) prior to an official registration period
Preregistration for fall classes is closed.
also : a registration prior to an event, activity, or program
The lecture is free but preregistration is required.
preregister intransitive verb

Examples of preregistration in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This year, preregistration for the two caroling events filled up within hours of going online. Arielle Gordon Alexandra Genova, New York Times, 19 Dec. 2023 Each auction has its own rules, terms and conditions, but all require preregistration and a deposit. Jeastman, oregonlive, 17 Aug. 2023 No preregistration required; just show up and sign up. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 May 2023 Attempts to cordon off out-of-state students from voting in their campus towns or to roll back preregistration for teenagers have failed in New Hampshire and Virginia. Neil Vigdor, New York Times, 29 Mar. 2023 Read full article Attempts to cordon off out-of-state students from voting in their campus towns or to roll back preregistration for teenagers have failed in New Hampshire and Virginia. Neil Vigdor, BostonGlobe.com, 29 Mar. 2023 Ande Kolp, executive director of The Arc Maryland, said the failure to include accurate priority guidance language on the websites adds another burden to an already cumbersome preregistration process, which is inherently difficult to navigate for people in the disability community. Hallie Miller, baltimoresun.com, 9 Mar. 2021 The state Division of Public Health offered drive-up vaccinations with no appointment or preregistration necessary at the Dover International Speedway on Saturday. From Usa Today Network and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 26 Apr. 2021 Those seeking appointments must use the preregistration system and await an invitation from the state. BostonGlobe.com, 5 Apr. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preregistration was in 1967

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“Preregistration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preregistration. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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preregistration

noun
pre·​reg·​is·​tra·​tion ˌprē-ˌrej-ə-ˈstrā-shən How to pronounce preregistration (audio)
: a special registration prior to an official registration period
preregistration for spring semester courses
also : a registration prior to an event, activity, or program
preregistration for basketball was held last month
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