Definition of preinstall in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌprēinˈstôl/
(British also preinstal)

verb (preinstalls or British preinstals, preinstalling, preinstalled)

Another term for preload.
Example sentences
  • The company has signed deals with the world's top hardware manufacturers to have its settings pre-installed on laptops and PDAs.
  • Although I have bought several systems with Linux pre-installed from several different vendors, they were all web servers.
  • Red Hat is still in discussion with hardware vendors about selling machines with the software pre-installed.

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Syllabification: pre·in·stall

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