pre·​pro·​cess | \ (ˌ)prē-ˈprä-ˌses, -ˈprō-, -səs\
preprocessed; preprocessing; preprocesses

Definition of preprocess

transitive verb

: to do preliminary processing of (something, such as data)

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preprocessor \ (ˌ)prē-​ˈprä-​ˌse-​sər , -​ˈprō-​ ; -​sə-​sər, -​ˌsȯr \ noun

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Out of 100 recordings of test words, for two of them preprocessing returned an error. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Researchers find way to spy on remote screens—through the webcam mic," 28 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of preprocess

1939, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of preprocess was in 1939

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