preservice

adjective pre·ser·vice \ ˌprē-ˈsər-vəs \
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

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