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 preregistration (audio) \ intransitive verb

Examples of preregistration in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last week, daily totals dipped below 16,000, and appointments booked through the state’s preregistration system are starting to slow., "Demand for COVID-19 vaccines is starting to dip as Mass. steps up efforts to reach the wary," 1 May 2021 Starting Saturday, the preregistration system for Maryland’s mass vaccination sites will be replaced with a direct scheduling platform. Washington Post, "Hogan repeals outdoor mask order, limits on outdoor dining and bar service," 28 Apr. 2021 This is an appointment-only site with preregistration required through the state vaccine portal or by calling or call 866-201-6507. John Cutter,, "COVID-19 vaccine sites across Central Florida: Here’s where to get the shots," 26 Apr. 2021 Online sales, plus outdoor in-person shopping (preregistration required). Kim Palmer, Star Tribune, "Twin Citians are desperately seeking garden supplies and outdoor spaces," 9 Apr. 2021 Vaccinators should have started collecting preregistration lists in the fall, Tate said. Alex Mann,, "Missteps marked Maryland’s COVID vaccine rollout, experts say: ‘We have to be willing to try different things’," 1 Apr. 2021 During preregistration, Marylanders can choose their top two preferred sites. Bob Blubaugh,, "Carroll County focuses on vaccinating Hispanic community; COVID-19 positivity, case rates drop," 16 Apr. 2021 Baker said Wednesday that the state’s adding two regional collaboratives to the preregistration system later this week., "Baker says 1.5 million state residents have preregistered to book vaccine," 7 Apr. 2021 Those remaining in the preregistration system, including essential workers and those with qualifying health conditions, are expected to receive an invitation for a vaccine appointment within the next two weeks. Washington Post, "Virginia will expand vaccine eligibility to all over age 16 by April 18, Northam said," 1 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of preregistration

1967, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of preregistration was in 1967

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3 May 2021

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“Preregistration.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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