pre·​reg·​is·​tra·​tion | \ ˌprē-ˌre-jə-ˈstrā-shən How to pronounce preregistration (audio) \

Definition of preregistration

: 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.

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preregister \ (ˌ)prē-​ˈre-​jə-​stər How to pronounce preregister (audio) \ intransitive verb

Examples of preregistration in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The preregistrations enabled the flow of residents in their cars to move quickly through the line without having to stop and sign in. John Kuntz, cleveland, "More than 4,000 people in need preregister for Greater Cleveland Food Bank’s April 9 food distribution," 9 Apr. 2020 Space is limited and preregistration is required by April 6. cleveland, "Shaker Heights puts coronavirus information on its web page: Press Run," 6 Mar. 2020 No preregistration required, but groups of 20 or more are asked to call (414) 382-7923. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Crossbow season, walleye limits among topics at Wisconsin's spring hearings," 11 Apr. 2018 The program is free, but preregistration is required by calling 978-465-5753., "What’s happening north of Boston - The Boston Globe," 21 Nov. 2019 Online preregistration -- through 9 a.m. Oct. 18 -- is $20. Carol Kovach, cleveland, "Local Rotary clubs celebrate successful 40-year campaign to eradicate polio: West Shore Chatter," 15 Oct. 2019 The event starts at 10 a.m. until 12 p.m., no preregistration is required, but it is designed for students ages 8 to 14. Susan Harrison,, "A lifetime of collectibles fills family yard sales in Elkridge," 25 Sep. 2019 Pre-registration Open for SMITE Blitz, Lock's Quest A number of big and upcoming mobile games are currently available for preregistration. Michael Koczwara, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Journey' Comes to Mobile, 'Dr. Mario' Prescribes Big Updates," 8 Aug. 2019 Across the country, states under Democratic control are passing pro-voter reforms, such as automatic voter registration, same-day voter registration, or preregistration for 16-year-olds. Adam Eichen, The New Republic, "The Case Against the Electoral College Is Stronger Than Ever," 2 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of preregistration

1967, in the meaning defined above

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“Preregistration.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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