preinterview

noun
pre·​in·​ter·​view | \ ˌprē-ˈin-tər-ˌvyü How to pronounce preinterview (audio) \
variants: or pre-interview
plural preinterviews or pre-interviews

Definition of preinterview

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a preliminary meeting or conversation occurring prior to an interview Sitting in my house while on the phone doing my preinterview … I had what most people would call a breakdown.— Jenny McCarthy In the pre-interview, I would always outline exactly what I wanted to talk about and prepare carefully.— Bob Newhart

preinterview

adjective
variants: or pre-interview

Definition of preinterview (Entry 2 of 2)

: occurring or done prior to an interview preinterview jitters preinterview research a preinterview briefing

Other Words from preinterview

Noun

preinterview or pre-interview transitive verb preinterviewed or pre-interviewed; preinterviewing or pre-interviewing
preinterviewed the job candidates

First Known Use of preinterview

Noun

1958, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Preinterview.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preinterview. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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