Definition of pre-professional in English:

pre-professional

adjective

  • Prior or preliminary to professional training.

noun

  • A person who is training for a profession.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Science. From pre- + professional.

Pronunciation

pre-professional

/ˌpriːprəˈfɛʃ(ə)n(ə)l//ˌpriːprəˈfɛʃən(ə)l/