Definition of predistinguish in English:

predistinguish

verb

rare
  • with object To distinguish beforehand. Also occasionally: to distinguish above all others.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834), poet, critic, and philosopher. From pre- + distinguish. Compare post-classical Latin predistinguere to predetermine (Vetus Latina), to distinguish or make distinct before.

Pronunciation

predistinguish

/ˌpriːdɪˈstɪŋɡwɪʃ/