prespecify

verb pre·spec·i·fy \ ˌprē-ˈspe-sə-ˌfī \
variants: or pre-specify

Definition of prespecify

prespecified or pre-specified; prespecifying or pre-specifying
: to specify (something) in advance
  • An analogy might be a car driving on a road. A classical non-adaptive design prespecifies the route the driver must take. There can be no detour.
  • —Richard Chin

prespecified

or pre-specified adjective
    • applicants who meet prespecified criteria
    • failed to reach the prespecified number/amount
    • System updates occur at prespecified times.

First Known Use of prespecify

1640

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