pre·​pro·​duc·​tion ˌprē-prə-ˈdək-shən How to pronounce preproduction (audio)
variants or less commonly pre-production
: the process of planning or designing something (such as a product or film) prior to production
test-driving cars in preproduction
visited possible filming sites during preproduction
often used before another noun
a preproduction prototype
preproduction meetings with the director

Examples of preproduction in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still in preproduction, Encore will be presented as a package to international buyers at the Cannes film market next month. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 May 2024 By early 2022, WIRED has reported, Tesla was still struggling with the basics with an early preproduction version of the truck: with braking, handling, noise, and leaks. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, 30 Nov. 2023 Syndicated by NBCUniversal, Clarkson’s show is moving from Los Angeles to New York and is currently in preproduction in its new home. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Sep. 2023 Additional castings are expected to be formalized in the coming weeks as preproduction ramps up. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Jan. 2024 The movie is still in preproduction, reports Rolling Stone, and no other cast details have been made public. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 10 Jan. 2024 Courtesy of 10 Chambers Following two years of preproduction, game developer 10 Chambers finally announced its new heist game—Den of Wolves—Thursday during the 2023 Game Awards. Reece Rogers, WIRED, 8 Dec. 2023 Further substantial awards either in cash or in kind, funded and provided by sponsors, were dispensed to the projects, 19 of which – 12 in preproduction and seven in post – had been selected to participate as part of the CGP and the CineGouna Springboard. John Bleasdale, Variety, 21 Dec. 2023 During preproduction, Hung approached renowned chef Pierre Gagnaire to review that menu. Gregory Ellwood, Los Angeles Times, 30 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of preproduction was in 1947

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Cite this Entry

“Preproduction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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