Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “preset”

See all translations

preset

verb [T] uk   /ˌpriːˈset/ ( present participle presetting, past tense and past participle preset) us  
to prepare a machine so it will operate or stop later, or to arrange for or agree to something: [+ to infinitive] I'll preset the oven to come on at 5 p.m. The agenda for the meeting has been preset.

preset

adjective uk   /ˈpriː.set/ us  
arranged, agreed, or chosen earlier: We have a device which switches the lights on at a preset time in the evening. The shares will be sold at a preset price. relating to part of a machine that is used to prepare it to operate or stop later: a preset button
Translations of “preset”
in Chinese (Traditional) 預設,預置,給…預定時間, 預先安排…
in Chinese (Simplified) 预调,预置,给…预定时间, 预先安排…
(Definition of preset from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of preset?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “preset” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More