to sort ahead of time; specif., to sort (large quantities of mail) by ZIP Codes before turning over to the postal service
transitive verbpre·sort·ed, pre·sort·ing, pre·sorts
To sort (mail) according to Zip Codes before delivering to a post office.
(third-person singular simple present presorts, present participle presorting, simple past and past participle presorted)
- To sort in advance.
- to presort mail by postcode prior to transfer to the postal delivery system
- to presort waste to be recycled
- to presort data before applying a computational algorithm
pre- +"Ž sort