preadmission

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pre- +‎ admission

Adjective[edit]

preadmission ‎(not comparable)

  1. Prior to admission (to a hospital, university, etc.).
    • 2007 December 18, “Troubled Manhattan Commercial College to Close”, New York Times:
      In September, the Board of Regents said that commercial schools could no longer use the preadmission test that Interboro was using to determine whether students without high school diplomas had the ability to benefit from higher education, and thus be eligible for financial aid.

Noun[edit]

preadmission ‎(uncountable)

  1. Admission, as of steam, to an engine cylinder before the backstroke is completed, thus increasing the cushioning.