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 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 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 Kerri Mauch from Griffith presets QQ Trivia on Wednesdays. Jessi Virtusio, Post-Tribune, "A gathering spot," 22 Dec. 2017 Previous missions had attempted to preset the cameras to pan upwards as the Lunar Module left the Moon, but something had always gone wrong. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Whatever Happened to Apollo 17's Moon Camera?," 21 July 2017 Most terms to rookie contracts are preset by the labor pact. sandiegouniontribune.com, "Bosa agent: Fines can void $ guarantee," 10 May 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The presets are compatible with Adobe Lightroom, a software used to edit, organize, print, and share photos. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Jeremy Roloff Spills HUGE News Days After Audrey’s Pregnancy Announcement," 12 July 2019 For time-shiftable appliances, like the washer and dryer, sometimes accept the presets. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "The World of 2045," 14 Oct. 2018 In the game, this required flipping through a menu of weather presets, which had been set to a sunny-and-clear option before our arrival—and, c'mon, this is the Seattle area in September, so good weather is never a safe bet. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "The new MS Flight Simulator taught me how to fly an actual plane," 30 Sep. 2019 Each comes with a downloadable multitrack session available in all major DAW formats that has the presets and samples used in the course. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "Slate Digital’s new music software subscription service includes all its plug-ins and an online school," 23 June 2019 Using Blue Voice is as easy as modifying the EQ presets on the microphone side. Gieson Cacho, The Mercury News, "Review: Logitech G Pro X is a complete package for gamers," 22 Aug. 2019 Its 14 smart presets, including rice, steam, and slow cook options, all make meal prep a breeze, and can be adjusted based on your recipe. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "Instant Pots finally come in different colors—and they're on sale," 8 Aug. 2019 Players can alter these settings or add presets from professional gamers via the Astro Command Center. Gieson Cacho, The Mercury News, "Review: Astro updates A40 and Mixamp Pro TR to keep up with gamers’ needs," 17 July 2019 The lessons culminate in the Playground, seen above, where users can play with presets and sequences. Dami Lee, The Verge, "Play with synths in your browser with Ableton’s fun, interactive tool," 30 June 2019

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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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“Preset.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preset. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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