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

Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preservice was in 1918

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“Preservice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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