Definition of preprogramme in English:

preprogramme

(also preprogram)

noun

  • A pre-existing or inbuilt programme, set of instructions, etc.

verb

  • with object To program (a computer or other device) by entering instructions in advance; to condition beforehand to behave in a predetermined way; to predetermine (operation, behaviour, etc.) by prior programming or conditioning. Also: to enter (instructions, data, etc.) into a device to control future action.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Animal Behaviour. From pre- + programme, after preprogrammed, preprogramming, preprogramme<br>1950s. From pre- + programme. Compare slightly earlier preprogramming.

Pronunciation

preprogramme

/priːˈprəʊɡram/