Definition of preset verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    preset

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌpriːˈset//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌpriːˈset//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they preset
    BrE BrE//ˌpriːˈset//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌpriːˈset//
     
    he / she / it presets
    BrE BrE//ˌpriːˈsets//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌpriːˈsets//
     
    past simple preset
    BrE BrE//ˌpriːˈset//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌpriːˈset//
     
    past participle preset
    BrE BrE//ˌpriːˈset//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌpriːˈset//
     
    -ing form presetting
    BrE BrE//ˌpriːˈsetɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌpriːˈsetɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1to set the controls of a piece of electrical equipment so that it will start to work at a particular time preset something to do something You can preset the radiators to come on when you need them to. preset something to preset TV channels/radio stations (= to set the controls so that particular channels are selected when you press particular buttons)
  2. 2[usually passive] preset something to decide something in advance They kept to the preset route.
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