Definition of preselect in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌprēsəˈlekt/


[with object]
Select or set in advance: the personal shopper would preselect clothes for a customer
More example sentences
  • No better example can be found than in the way the party preselects its federal candidates.
  • The Liberals should think long and hard about preselecting a new candidate.
  • The fact that they have preselected me as a candidate is a step in changing the attitude of the party.



Pronunciation: /ˌprēsəˈlekSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • Consider the timing: the next Federal election is a little over two years away, and Labor preselections will take place early next year.
  • They said the Party didn't show loyalty to two Upper House MPs who were dumped in recent preselections.
  • Even many of the women themselves don't have the confidence to stand for preselection.


Pronunciation: /-səˈlektiv/
Example sentences
  • The amplification was conducted in two steps: preselective amplification and selective amplification.
  • The preselective products were amplified with primers having two additional selective bases (three in total).
  • The amplification conditions were the same as described in the preselective amplification reaction.

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Syllabification: pre·se·lect

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