Meaning of preprogram in English:

preprogram

verbpreprograms, preprogramming, preprogrammed

[with object]
  • 1Program (an electronic device) in advance.

    ‘you can preprogram the phone to list you as available’
    ‘your computer is preprogrammed with default settings’
    • ‘And now we are in a position where we have clocks in all of our computers and a lot of our electronic devices which are preprogrammed to spring forward on a particular day.’
    • ‘The instrument we provide is preprogrammed for immediate operation.’
    • ‘A robot can be preprogrammed to fight someone with laser claws.’
    • ‘We're not blank slates and we're not preprogrammed biological robots, of course.’
    • ‘It appears that the machines had been preprogrammed with a few hundred votes.’
    • ‘The words that they choose seem to be preprogrammed to elicit a specific reaction from the person that they are speaking to.’
    • ‘Faucets also are available that can be preprogrammed to your desired temperature setting.’
    • ‘Quiet but not shy, he's thoughtful and intelligent, without seeming preprogrammed to promote his blossoming career.’
    • ‘They had an automatic phone fitted in his office, preprogrammed to enable him to reach other numbers at the push of a single button.’
    • ‘They perform side-by-side on a barren stage with the beats played by a preprogrammed drum machine.’
    • ‘Being predisposed does not mean one is a helpless preprogrammed robot with no moral choice in the matter.’
    • ‘The three machines here offer up all the standard basic features, as well as a slew of other convenient functions such as the preprogrammed popcorn button (hold the salt and butter, naturally).’
    • ‘Devices of all sorts, including preprogrammed hand-held organizers, have been developed to engage audience members' intellectual curiosity.’
    • ‘Push a preprogrammed button, which dials someone's personal ID and instantly connects you to that person's phone.’
    • ‘He had already preprogrammed the tactical display to show the status of their ships as well as his.’
    1. 1.1Program (instructions or data) into an electronic device to control future action.
      ‘an accessory allows users to preprogram the drone's flight path’
      • ‘All it needed was to have preprogrammed responses for those 40,000 everyday utterances.’
      • ‘In the event that the system detects a health emergency, it can dial preprogrammed emergency numbers and pinpoint the victim's location with GPS.’
      • ‘It is possible for the crew to select preprogrammed multiple mission sequences which have been stored in the computer.’
      • ‘Operated by concealed mechanisms, preprogrammed instructions, or by remote control, these machines were a craze among the polite classes of the late 18th and early 19th Centuries.’
      • ‘Our exclusive package includes much more, like preprogrammed messages and sequences of movements, and training for the humans.’
      • ‘Each sentence of his lecture is therefore preprogrammed into his computer, and Hawking controls the pace of its delivery through his limited hand movement and the cursor.’
      • ‘If the line happens to be busy, it will call the next number that is already preprogrammed into the device.’
      • ‘Multiple mission sequences can be preprogrammed and stored in the computer.’
      • ‘Both share features you'd expect from a speakerphone: the ability to preprogram frequently called numbers, volume controls, a call timer, and a mute button.’
      • ‘Our taped song of the young male suggests that whisper songs may not be entirely preprogrammed and that learning may play a role in this species also.’
      • ‘Unlike all subsequent people born, therefore, some of their vocabulary would have had to have been preprogrammed.’
      • ‘Drones operate autonomously via an onboard computer with the flight plan preprogrammed before launch.’
      • ‘It is easy to postulate that migratory instincts and capacities were all preprogrammed into the original created kinds.’
      • ‘The device wakes on a preprogrammed schedule or by external alarm/sensor trigger and powers on the GPS module to ascertain location.’
      • ‘He smiled at her and walked away, leaving her standing open-mouthed beside the elevator, which due to its preprogrammed instructions had closed its doors and returned to the lobby, oblivious to the lives of the human beings it served.’
      • ‘Deep in the solar system, probe 223 started sending out its preprogrammed signal.’
      • ‘It also maintains the preprogrammed balloon pressure and controls the temperature of the water bath.’

Pronunciation

preprogram

/priːˈprəʊɡram/