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preform

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verb pre·form \ˈprē-ˌfȯrm, (ˌ)prē-ˈ\

Definition of preform

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to form or shape beforehand

  3. 2 :  to bring to approximate preliminary shape and size

preform

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Origin and Etymology of preform

Latin praeformare, from prae- + formare to form, from forma form


First Known Use: 1601


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