Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To design or purpose beforehand; predetermine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To design or purpose beforehand; to predetermine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To design beforehand; to predetermine.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

pre- +‎ design

Examples

  • Company engineers will do a “predesign study” including drawings of the configuration—where the engines go, things like that—and compile charts of engineering data to show what, in theory, the craft would be able to do.

    The Dream Machine

  • Company engineers will do a “predesign study” including drawings of the configuration—where the engines go, things like that—and compile charts of engineering data to show what, in theory, the craft would be able to do.

    The Dream Machine

  • Company engineers will do a “predesign study” including drawings of the configuration—where the engines go, things like that—and compile charts of engineering data to show what, in theory, the craft would be able to do.

    The Dream Machine

  • Research is often conducted in only one or two stages, i.e., by employing “postdesign” disaster checks using “qualitative” research described later, or in a predesign positioning phase or a during-design phase.

    MARKETING AESTHETICS

  • What associations people have with various colors, shapes, etc., can help in the positioning and predesign criteria.

    MARKETING AESTHETICS

  • This kind of predesign research is not usually conducted, but it can provide tremendous insights.

    MARKETING AESTHETICS

  • Thus, in determining where to go, companies need to conduct further customer research as another “predesign” step.

    MARKETING AESTHETICS

  • Success or failure should be assessed with respect to the objectives, specified in predesign step 2 above.

    MARKETING AESTHETICS

  • Success or failure should be assessed with respect to the objectives, specified in predesign step 2 above.

    MARKETING AESTHETICS

  • Research is often conducted in only one or two stages, i.e., by employing “postdesign” disaster checks using “qualitative” research described later, or in a predesign positioning phase or a during-design phase.

    MARKETING AESTHETICS

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