prespecify

verb
pre·spec·i·fy | \ ˌprē-ˈspe-sə-ˌfī \
variants: or pre-specify
prespecified or pre-specified; prespecifying or pre-specifying

Definition of prespecify 

transitive verb

: 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

Other words from prespecify

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, in the meaning defined above

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