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preinterview

noun pre·in·ter·view \ ˌprē-ˈin-tər-ˌvyü \
variants: or pre-interview

Definition of preinterview

plural preinterviews or pre-interviews
: 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

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

First Known Use of preinterview

1958

in the meaning defined above

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preinterview

adjective
variants: or pre-interview

Definition of preinterview

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

First Known Use of preinterview

1935

in the meaning defined above

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