Definition of pre-coordinate in English:

pre-coordinate

(also precoordinate, pre-co-ordinate)

adjective

  • Designating or relating to an indexing language or retrieval system employing terms that consist of several elements combined in a fixed order which are intended to cover all aspects of the subject matter of a document to which they are assigned.

Origin

1960s. From pre- + co-ordinate. Compare post-coordinate.

Pronunciation

pre-coordinate

/ˌpriːkəʊˈɔːdɪnət/