prestructure

verb
pre·​struc·​ture | \ ˌprē-ˈstrək-chər How to pronounce prestructure (audio) \
variants: or pre-structure
prestructured or pre-structured; prestructuring or pre-structuring

Definition of prestructure

transitive verb

: 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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“Prestructure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prestructure. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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