preset
I. transitive verb (-set; -setting) Date: 1929 to set in advance II. noun Date: 1953 something (as a radio station) preprogrammed into a device

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  • preset — [prē′set΄; ] for v., also [ prē set′] vt. preset, presetting to set (something, esp. the controls of an automatic apparatus) beforehand n. something which can be preset; specif., a control, as on a TV, for selecting a previously assigned… …   English World dictionary

  • Preset —   [englisch, prɪ set; wörtlich »vorbestimmt«], gespeicherte Klangeinstellung bei Synthesizern, E Pianos und E Orgeln (auch als Festregister bezeichnet); zugleich programmierte Klänge und Grundrhythmen (Pattern) bei Drum Computern und… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • preset — ► VERB (presetting; past and past part. preset) ▪ set (a value that controls the operation of a device) in advance of its use …   English terms dictionary

  • preset — also pre set, 1934 (adj.); 1946 (v.); from PRE (Cf. pre ) + SET (Cf. set) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • preset — ▪ I. preset pre‧set 1 [ˈpriːset] adjective set to operate at a particular time or in a particular way: • The computer records this information at preset intervals.   [m0] ▪ II. preset preset 2 noun [countable usually plural] a control on a piece… …   Financial and business terms

  • preset — presettable, adj. v., adj. /pree set /; n. /pree set /, v., preset, presetting, adj., n. v.t. 1. to set beforehand. 2. to set (an electric or electronic appliance) to become activated at a designated time: We preset the coffeemaker to go on at 6… …   Universalium

  • Preset — Ein Preset ist eine elektronisch, magneto elektrisch oder mechanisch gespeicherte Voreinstellung von Parametern, die bezüglich des jeweiligen Systems eine standardisierte Anwendung ermöglicht. Diese unterliegt eventuell einer anwenderbedingten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • preset — [[t]pri͟ːse̱t[/t]] presets, presetting VERB: usu passive (The spelling pre set is also used. The form preset is used in the present tense and is the past tense and past participle.) If a piece of equipment is preset, its controls have been set in …   English dictionary

  • preset — UK [ˌpriːˈset] / US [ˌprɪˈset] verb [transitive] Word forms preset : present tense I/you/we/they preset he/she/it presets present participle presetting past tense preset past participle preset to set the controls on a piece of electrical… …   English dictionary

  • preset — verb (t) /ˌpriˈsɛt/ (say .pree set) (preset, presetting) 1. to set in advance: to preset an oven to roast a joint four hours later. –adjective /ˈprisɛt/ (say preeset) 2. determined in advance to follow a certain course or the like: a preset… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Preset — The term preset can refer to either:* Default (computer science) * Pre ordered set, in mathematics * One of a number of locations of a stored radio frequency on a radio tuner * PRESET, a rock band from Seattle, Washington, United States * The… …   Wikipedia

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