preprocess

verb
pre·​pro·​cess | \ (ˌ)prē-ˈprä-ˌses How to pronounce preprocess (audio) , -ˈprō-, -səs \
preprocessed; preprocessing; preprocesses

Definition of preprocess

transitive verb

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

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Other Words from preprocess

preprocessor \ (ˌ)prē-​ˈprä-​ˌse-​sər How to pronounce preprocess (audio) , -​ˈprō-​ ; -​sə-​sər , -​ˌsȯr \ noun

Examples of preprocess in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For one, Funding Circle preprocessed thousands of loans before the second round opened up, and Metcalf says some 61% of those PPP applications were for $50,000 and under (the average loan size BlueVine has processed is also $50,000). Anne Sraders, Fortune, "14 years in 14 days: Inside the chaotic rollout of the SBA’s PPP loan plan to save America’s small businesses," 29 Apr. 2020 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 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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“Preprocess.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preprocess. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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