preselect

verb pre·se·lect \ ˌprē-sə-ˈlekt \

Definition of preselect

transitive verb
:to choose in advance usually on the basis of a particular criterion

preselection

play \-ˈlek-shən\ noun

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First Known Use of preselect

circa 1859


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