preset

verb
pre·​set | \ ˈprē-ˌset How to pronounce preset (audio) \
preset; presetting

Definition of preset

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to set in advance

preset

noun

Definition of preset (Entry 2 of 2)

: something (such as a radio station) preprogrammed into a device

Examples of preset in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The desk can be adjusted with the click of a button to anywhere between 29 inches and 47 inches, and users can preset three heights. Hanna Horvath, NBC News, "8 best standing desks of 2021, according to experts," 24 Feb. 2021 These include the ability to remotely start the engine, preset the standard dual-zone climate control, and even open the trunklid without having to use your hands. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, "2021 Kia K5 Sedan Drops Optima Name, Adds Exciting Performance Options," 30 June 2020 At the center of one, preset with plates of tuna tartar and salad to share, Kardashian West took a seat with two lawyers and three women who had been released from federal prison just two weeks before. Elizabeth A. Harris, New York Times, "Inside Kim Kardashian’s Prison-Reform Machine," 2 Apr. 2020 The dimmer on this model is stepless, meaning you're not confined to preset light levels. Popular Science, "Best LED light boxes for artists and crafters," 22 Oct. 2019 Cabin controls are neatly arranged in two tiers for audio and AC-vent-fan with an 8-inch touch screen for navigation, phone, radio, apps and a custom button to preset a special direct access for phone or Kia’s UVO subscription e-services. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "2018 Kia Niro PHEV: The future of plug-and-play," 13 July 2018 But soon, travelers will also be able to preset preferences like temperature, lights, and favorite TV channels or streaming services. Cassie Shortsleeve, Condé Nast Traveler, "Hilton Plans to Roll Out ‘Smart’ Hotel Rooms Over 2018," 7 Dec. 2017 Cabin controls are neatly arranged in two tiers for audio and AC-vent-fan with an 8-inch touch screen for navigation, phone, radio, apps and a custom button to preset a special direct access for phone or Kia’s UVO subscription e-services. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "2018 Kia Niro PHEV: The future of plug-and-play," 13 July 2018 That's somewhat understandable, since all those picture choices were preset by Nintendo until very recently. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Switch-hacking trolls reportedly loading pornographic profile pictures," 22 June 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun So the much more stable 2007 nits achieved using the Standard preset is arguably a more realistic brightness figure for most day to day use. John Archer, Forbes, "Samsung QN65QN90A TV Review: Mini LED Marvel," 25 Feb. 2021 Make the experience even more enjoyable with the Ember app, which allows him to create custom presets and receive notifications. Braelyn Wood, Health.com, "The 15 Best Father’s Day Gifts Your Dad Can Actually Use During Quarantine," 11 June 2020 The app even has custom artist presets developed by famous guitarists like Gary Clarke Jr and The Edge. Popular Science, "Desktop guitar amps that deliver excellent sound in a more convenient package," 21 Jan. 2020 The service offers a variety of streaming quality presets. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Nvidia's play-anywhere GeForce Now service is finally here, and it demolishes Google Stadia," 4 Feb. 2020 One of the most exciting-sounding new features is the ability to create a virtual background, either by choosing one of the four Zoom presets (Golden Gate Bridge! Lauren Goode, Wired, "Lights! Camera! Meeting! Video Conferencing Gets a Makeover," 26 Feb. 2020 Its 14 smart presets, including rice, steam, and slow cook options, all make meal prep a breeze. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Tuesday," 11 Feb. 2020 Plus there are different presets for voice recording, music recording, and more. Tony Vaz, Popular Science, "The best gear for recording audio," 6 Feb. 2020 The number of presets the model offers doesn’t necessarily determine the price. NBC News, "Buying a smart oven? One cookbook author shares her tips," 12 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of preset

Verb

1929, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1953, in the meaning defined above

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3 Mar 2021

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“Preset.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preset. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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