What's the difference between "define" and "predefine"? Is there really a value in using the latter over the former?
In a piece I'm editing, the writer says, "First, predefine the rules for what is a duplicate record…" Isn't the "pre" unneeded? Wouldn't it be better to say, "First, define the rules…"?
Is there way that "predefine" can be used that makes sense and is preferable to "define"?