Definitions

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  • adj. Of something that has been assigned or allotted in advance.

Etymologies

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pre- +‎ assigned

Examples

  • Inside, the intruders moved with an economy of motion, each carrying out a preassigned task.

    Fallout

  • When it comes to the abortion issue in a Democratic Supreme Court nomination, everybody plays their preassigned role.

    Context Matters

  • Twelve SEALs leapt the short distance to the deck and took off in pairs to secure preassigned areas of the ship.

    Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #2

  • But more often, the frames are shoddily constructed and prefab: simplistic narratives that coerce the participants in a given story into preassigned roles, regardless of the complexity of what actually happened.

    Robert Koehler: Cheap Frames

  • ETC3 allows its users to select the parameters for the composition of some random poetry, based upon the “styles” of other poets, whereupon the software goes on to create a text that conforms to these preassigned constraints (be they in the form of a chosen subject, a chosen grammar, a chosen lexicon, etc.).

    Poetic Machines 07 : Christian Bök : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • With his place on the social scale preassigned by birth, Valentin is not so fortunate: “What I envy you is your liberty,” he observes, “your wide range, your freedom to come and go, your not having a lot of people, who take themselves awfully seriously, expecting something of you.”

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • He did this by defining a (positive) real number to be a countable set of positive rational numbers for which the sum of any finite subset always remains below some preassigned bound, and then specifying the conditions under which two such “real numbers” are to be considered equal, or strictly less than one another.

    Continuity and Infinitesimals

  • By always being focused on her list of preassigned to-dos, she was unavailable to receive new opportunities.

    SHED Your Stuff, Change Your Life

  • It is pure chaos as we thunder off down a preassigned course to the first firing point.

    Introducing Paintball Tanks | Impact Lab

  • Third, they have the quickest boarding times around thanks to no preassigned seating.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » A Brief Observation on Pricing

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