preservice

adjective
pre·​ser·​vice | \ ˌprē-ˈsər-vəs How to pronounce preservice (audio) \
variants: or pre-service

Definition of preservice

: of, relating to, or taking place during a period of time preceding active civil or military service preservice teachers A wiser path of reform is pre-service and in-service training that would equip federal workers with skills for the jobs they actually do.— John J. DiIulio Jr.

First Known Use of preservice

1918, in the meaning defined above

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“Preservice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preservice. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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