prestructure

verb pre·struc·ture \ ˌprē-ˈstrək-chər \
variants: or pre-structure

Definition of prestructure

prestructured or pre-structured; prestructuring or pre-structuring
: to make (something) into or provide (something) with a structure in advance
  • … how much you should attempt to prestructure your methods …
  • —Joseph A. Maxwell
  • Some songs are prestructured, but the content is improvised …
  • —Elizabeth Bowers
  • … the theoretical model one chooses inevitably prestructures the terms of the debate …
  • —Monika Fludernik

First Known Use of prestructure

1944

in the meaning defined above

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